Honda bets mileage premium won't hurt hybrid Accord sales

Jun 21, 2013

Honda bets mileage premium won't hurt hybrid Accord sales

Honda Motor Co. on Thursday unveiled a hybrid sedan at a 20 percent higher price than Toyota Motor Corp.’s gasoline-electric Camry, betting drivers will pay extra for fuel economy. The hybrid Accord goes on sale Friday in Japan with the sticker price starting at ...

Hybrid Accord targets mileage-conscious Camry buyers

Jun 1, 2013

Hybrid Accord targets mileage-conscious Camry buyers

Honda Motor Co. will sell a hybrid version of the Accord in Japan that has the highest fuel-economy rating among midsize sedans to close the gap with Toyota Motor Corp.’s Camry. The car will initially go on sale June 21 and has a fuel-efficiency ...

Apr 7, 2011

Fallout of nuclear and financial meltdowns

by Georg Zachmann

BRUSSELS — The metaphors used during the financial crisis of 2008-2009 — earthquake, tsunami, meltdown, black swan and fallout — are back with a vengeance, but now they are being recycled literally. In fact, the financial crisis and the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima ...

Apr 4, 2011

Russian alienation and the cost of freedom

by Maria Lipman

MOSCOW — The Russian government, with its solid hold on power, has invariably gotten away with poor performance, inefficiency, corruption and widespread violation of political rights and civil liberties. Polls consistently demonstrate that the Russian people are not deluded: They routinely respond in surveys ...