There's conflict in the Iraq and other oil-producing regions. At the same time, U.S. demand for crude oil is at record highs. That sounds like fuel for a run-up in gas prices.
It's hard out there for an employer -- especially for established companies that play by old-school rules. Just when you think you've got everyone set up with "newfangled" amenities like daycare, retirement plans, and gender-neutral restrooms, along comes some snazzy start-up offering foosball conference tables, vegan cafeterias, and mani-pedi Fridays.
McLaren P1 GTR
One of the stars of this past weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was the McLaren P1 GTR, a hardcore, track-only version of the British supercar that will be built in an extremely limited run and offered only to original owners of the P1 road car. McLaren is offering the P1 as a way of acknowledging its most loyal fans, giving them a chance to immerse themselves in the brand and experience its finest engineering.
Cadillac will make two major model introductions next year, one of the brand’s senior executives has revealed. They are a new flagship sedan and a redesigned version of the SRX midsize crossover.
It’s hard to believe that in the 50-year history of the Mustang, Ford has never built a version for right-hand-drive markets. Well, all that’s set to change with the sixth-generation car, which has been confirmed as the first Mustang developed for global markets, meaning it will be offered in both left- and right-hand-drive configurations.
Saleen FourSixteen based on the Tesla Model S
Saleen used the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance to unveil its take on the Tesla Model S electric sedan, the FourSixteen. More familiar to fans of high-performance gasoline-fueled road cars, Saleen has gone green with its latest modified vehicle, a car company boss Steve Saleen describes as "an entirely new class of American automobile."
The annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is perhaps the premiere classic car event in the country. Lately, it's become a place for manufacturers to preview their newest and most exclusive new models.
The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid received very positive reviews when it was launched almost a year ago. Its EPA fuel-efficiency rating of 47 mpg combined approaches that of the 50-mpg Toyota Prius, but the Accord is a more conventional looking mid-size sedan--a plus for many buyers.