Articles by Benjamin Reeves
- 10 Best Driving Songs For Your Bentley Mulsanne ? Hip-Hop to Opera
May 04 2012 1:23 PM
A recent test drive of the Bentley Mulsanne proved that the powerful, elegant beast?s ?Naim for Bentley? sound system can shake your to the core. The Bentley Mulsanne?s 20 speaker, 2200 Watt sound system with eight dedicated Digital Signal Processing units makes the car a ready replacement for concert attendance.
- Bentley Mulsanne Review: A Bittersweet Test Drive of Elegant Perfection
May 04 2012 12:16 PM
The Bentley Mulsanne was parked across the street from our non-descript New York office tower. It gleamed in the sun, but nevertheless a Bentley employee was giving it one last spit and polish (although I'm sure that Bentley would never use spit to polish unless it came from a special Bentley tended pride of lions; it's just that lux).
- CalSTRS Sues Wal-Mart Over Mexico Bribery Allegations
May 04 2012 11:05 AM
The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) is suing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), accusing leaders of the world's biggest retailer of not upholding the best interest of shareholders by quashing an investigation of bribery of public officials by its Mexican subsidiary.
- Crazy Juke-R Race Car Destroys Dubai Supercars in Desert Nemesis Video - And You Can Buy It
May 03 2012 3:59 PM
The wicked little Juke-R ? the unholy offspring of a Nissan Juke mated to GT-R engine ? can tear up the track at speeds up to 160 mph and recently starred in its own noir themed movie ?Desert Nemesis? as it faced off under the able hand of driver Lucas Ordonez against Dubai racing master Salah Salahuddin?s stable of supercars. And now Nissan says the car will be available to buy ? as least if you?re super-rich.
- German Car Companies Win: Sales Rose in April Bucking Euro Zone Trend
May 03 2012 1:41 PM
German car companies won in April as domestic sales rose 2.9 percent, bucking a wider euro zone trend of declining sales, but exports of German-made cars fell substantially last month.
- BP Wins Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Settlement Approval
May 03 2012 12:13 PM
BP Plc. (NYSE: BP) won preliminary approval of its proposed $7.8 billion settlement of claims relating to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
- GM First Quarter Earnings Slump Despite Strong U.S. Sales
May 03 2012 10:45 AM
General Motors Company (NYSE: GM), the world's largest auto company, reported profits down 69 percent for the first quarter, but the loss resulted from outsized, one-time profits the year before. Overall performance for the company was strong, with revenue driven 4.4 percent higher by strong U.S. sales and improved global margins.
- Wynn Resorts Gets Gov't OK For Macau Cotai Casino
May 02 2012 12:08 PM
Wynn Resorts, Limited (Nasdaq: WYNN) received approval to begin breaking ground at its 51-acre casino sight on Macau's Cotai strip, an approval that has been in limbo since March, the company said Wednesday.
- Chinese Manufacturing Weaker in April: Markit PMI Report
May 02 2012 11:51 AM
The Chinese manufacturing sector continued to weaken in April, although its rate of deterioration slowed from March, as demand remained low and new business declined, according to HSBC and Martkit's China Manufacturing PMI survey Wednesday.
- US Car Sales Rise In April On Demand For Fuel-Efficient Cars
May 01 2012 7:03 PM
U.S. light vehicle sales increased 2 percent in April to 1.2 million cars on continued high demand for fuel-efficient cars, and sales are projected to continue at a strong clip, maintaining an annualized rate of 14.4 million.
- Toyota April Car Sales Rise 11% On Strong Hybrid Demand
May 01 2012 5:24 PM
Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM) U.S. April sales rose 11.6 percent, despite fewer selling days than the previous year, as consumer demand for hybrid vehicles like the Camry Hybrid and Prius remained high, the company reported Tuesday.
- Honda April Sales in US Slip Slightly, Civic Hybrid Gains Big
May 01 2012 4:47 PM
Honda Motor Company Limited (NYSE: HMC) said Tuesday that U.S. sales last month fell 2.2 percent because of three fewer selling days than in April 2011, but on a selling-day adjusted basis sales actually jumped 10 percent on strong demand for Accord and Civic hybrids.
- Hyundai Motor's US April Sales Break Records on Demand for Fuel Efficent Cars
May 01 2012 3:34 PM
Hyundai Motor Company (KS: 005380) enjoyed its second-best U.S. month in the company's history during April, despite three fewer selling days than in 2011, rising 1 percent on high demand for fuel efficient cars.
- GM April Car Sales Fall, Fewer Selling Days Blamed
May 01 2012 2:29 PM
General Motors Company (NYSE: GM), the world's largest car company, reported an 8.2 percent drop in April sales on declining fleet sales and fewer selling days compared to the year before.
- VW April Sales Climb 38 Percent in US
May 01 2012 2:09 PM
Volkswagen AG (VOWG) reported U.S. sales growth of 38 percent in April, the best sales figures for the month in over 40 years.
- April Auto Sales: Ford Down 5 Percent, But Chrysler Up
May 01 2012 12:01 PM
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) sales dropped 5 percent in April, despite sales growth for its Explorer, F-series trucks, Fusion and Edge vehicles, the company reported Tuesday.
- Mitsui, Mitsubishi Buy Stake in Woodside's Browse LNG Project
May 01 2012 10:36 AM
Woodside Petroleum Limited (AX: WPL) sold a 14.7 percent stake in its Browse liquid natural gas (LNG) development project for $2 billion to a Japanese joint venture operated by Mitsui & Company Limited and Mitsubishi Corporation, the Australian company announced Tuesday.
- Why The Ford Focus Electric Will Pace NASCAR's Capital City 400
April 28 2012 12:18 PM
NASCAR will have its first-ever all-electric pace car at the Sprint Cup Capital City 400 race at the Richmond (Va.) International Raceway on Saturday. All decked out in NASCAR livery will be the 2012 Ford Focus Electric vehicle that the Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) unveiled on video this week.
- Bank of Japan Ups Bond Purchasing Program to $867B
April 27 2012 2:07 PM
The Bank of Japan will expand its Asset Purchase Program by an additional 5 trillion yen ($62 billion) to increase the purchase of Japanese government bonds, exchange-traded funds and Japan real estate investment trusts, the bank announced in a statement Friday.
- Ford Earnings Stall In 1Q On Poor Global Performance
April 27 2012 12:20 PM
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), the second-largest U.S. carmaker, said Friday profit fell 20.5 percent, missing analysts' predictions, on lower European sales, plunging South American profit and a drop in Ford Credit profit.