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Bruce Kennedy

Benzinga Staff Writer

September 19, 2014 9:02 AM
A lot of Internet and newspaper ink has spilled recently about the global rise of the vehicular pick-up and ride-sharing industry. Automakers appe ...
September 18, 2014 12:16 PM
Is Mexico becoming the world's factory floor when it comes to auto production? A recent Benzinga article examined the growing tide of investme ...
September 14, 2014 4:42 PM
Elon Musk, tech revolutionary, business visionary and CEO of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA), is hardly a shrinking flower when it comes to forecast ...
September 11, 2014 4:31 PM
Conflicting signals have come from Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) and Toyota Motor Corp (ADR) (NYSE: TM) this week about the two automakers ...
September 11, 2014 9:52 AM
Raging competition for new middle class drivers in several rapidly emerging economies has led to some governmental push-back in recent weeks. Firs ...
September 09, 2014 9:39 AM
Concerns about food quality and safety, especially in light of recent, widespread scandals in China and scores of food-borne illness outbreaks in th ...
September 08, 2014 3:26 PM
German automaker Daimler AG (USA) (OTC: DDAIY) entered the pick-up and ride-sharing industry controversy last week by announcing it had bought two s ...
September 04, 2014 11:49 AM
As investors start their look-back at 2014, it's clear that one of the year's biggest business stories has been the rise of 3D printing tech ...
September 03, 2014 1:52 PM
There are more signs 2014 may be turning into a vintage year for car sales and perhaps one of the best years in a while. J.D. Power forecast new v ...
September 03, 2014 12:49 PM
It's been a roller-coaster year for the nation's pork industry. Rising demand, the higher cost of imported pork, the ongoing drought in so ...
August 29, 2014 3:42 PM
Is there a risk of a subprime auto lending “bubble”? The New York Times raised that question in July, in a lengthy investigative artic ...
August 28, 2014 10:42 AM
For all the talk and, yes, hype about the marijuana industry's so-called “green rush,” the big pharmaceutical companies appeared to ...
August 28, 2014 9:07 AM
The historic round of vehicle recalls this year by General Motors (NYSE: GM), as well as similar events at Ford (NYSE: F) and Chrysler –- a ...
August 26, 2014 9:23 AM
While investors have been focused on alternative energy sources such as wind, water and solar power, there's another renewable source that's ...
August 24, 2014 8:08 PM
Companies producing so-called “plantibodies,” or plant-produced antibodies created by genetic engineering, have been attracting headline ...
August 24, 2014 7:14 PM
Remember when some experts said the Internet was a passing fad? Like it or not, 3D printing technology, seen by some as simply a trend, is apparen ...
August 21, 2014 10:27 AM
There's a good chance your next new vehicle will be manufactured in Mexico. As a new article in Forbes notes, the Mexican government in recent ...
August 21, 2014 8:46 AM
An important electronic milestone was reached in June. It underscored the ongoing seismic shift in how most consumers now get their news, informatio ...
August 20, 2014 9:38 AM
The international auto parts industry has reached a crossroads and must now prepare for an uncertain future. The Michigan Business News website Mi ...
August 19, 2014 9:45 AM
A recent article in The New York Times had an amazing bit of information: There's been a 96 percent drop in New York City's rate of car thef ...
August 18, 2014 11:53 AM
The anger and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, unleashed by the shooting death of an unarmed African-American teenager by a local police officer, has y ...
August 16, 2014 3:40 PM
As recently reported, NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) is acquiring Goal Zero, a company that makes portable solar battery chargers. The deal is just ...
August 16, 2014 3:01 PM
The summer driving season may be winding down, but summer season car sales continue to remain hot, with 2014 projected to remain strong overall. K ...
August 15, 2014 12:01 PM
Here's another "If you build it, they will come" story. NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) NRG Energy announced on Thursday it was acquiring G ...
August 14, 2014 8:26 AM
Internet giant Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has joined a group of Asian-based telecom companies to create a trans-Pacific cable link that w ...
August 13, 2014 4:54 PM
A telling sign about rising domestic oil production in the United States: Several energy companies are actually airing commercials and talking about ...
August 13, 2014 8:46 AM
The potential of the new three-dimensional printing technology cannot be denied. Early adopters believe 3D printers will revolutionize both mass man ...
August 12, 2014 4:34 PM
A new article by Consumer Reports, outlining glitches the magazine discovered in its long-term experience with the Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) Model S sed ...
August 12, 2014 8:21 AM
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is playing hardball with The Mouse. The online retail giant is not allowing its consumers to accept pre-orders of several Wa ...
August 11, 2014 4:43 PM
It's been just over a year since a freight train carrying crude oil from the Bakken shale fields in North Dakota derailed and exploded in a Queb ...