Micki Maynard is a Detroit-based business correspondent for the New York Times.
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Friday, August 31, 2012
As Republicans gathered for their national convention in Tampa this week, President Barack Obama stole some of their thunder by announcing that automakers will have to nearly double the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks by 2025.
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
In a statement released yesterday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he intends to levy a $16.4 million fine, the largest allowed by law, against embattled, multinational Toyota Motor Company.
Monday, February 08, 2010
Monday, December 28, 2009
Concerns about the safety of airline travel are still running high this morning after a 23-year-old Nigerian man, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, allegedly attempted to detonate explosives aboard Northwest flight 253, flying from Amsterdam to Detroit, on Christmas Day. Authorities credit quick action by passengers and crew and a faulty detonator with preventing what could have been a tragedy aboard the plane. But travelers can expect to see a host of new restrictions on airline flights. Micheline Maynard is covering the story for our partner, The New York Times.
Many people were surprised to learn that the father of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had reportedly approached the U.S. embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, with concerns that his son was becoming radicalized. That has raised questions of why the young man wasn't subjected to greater scrutiny before boarding the plane to Detroit. For a look at how this incident may change planning and procedure around U.S. airport security we speak to Paul Pillar. Pillar is the director of graduate studies at Georgetown University's Center for Peace and Security Studies.
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson has been asked to step down only eight months after taking the helm of the embattled automaker. The announcement came following a GM board meeting on Tuesday. For the past eight months Henderson and GM have been dogged by questions about whether a man who had spent the past 25 years of his career with GM was really the "change" that the company needs. Will Marcum is a GM line worker who says that Henderson's resignation will be bad for morale at the struggling company, but that many auto workers agree it is time for some new blood at the top. Micheline Maynard covers the auto industry for our partner, The New York Times and is the author of "The Selling of the American Economy: How Foreign Companies are Remaking the American Dream," She says the move came as "a shock, but not a surprise."
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
It might seem that globalization is a continuing and ominous threat to America's workforce. New York Times business correspondent Micheline Maynard, however, says foreign companies can help American communities — especially as they hire Americans in tough economic times. Maynard is the author of a new book "The Selling of the American Economy.” We're also joined by Amy Lindsay, a former Estée Lauder employee, now a factory worker for Toyota in Indiana. She tells us about her own experience switching from an American employer to a foreign one. Our own Todd Zwillich gives us an insider's view on the recent congressional decision to extend unemployment benefits again.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
General Motors announced yesterday that it will shut down its Saturn subsidiary. The 24-year-old brand appeared close to being saved under a deal with former race car driver and Detroit business man Roger Penske, but the deal collapsed at the last minute. We speak to Micki Maynard, business reporter for The New York Times.
Friday, August 21, 2009
We’ve heard it before, but this time it might just stick: The Department of Transportation announced yesterday that the popular Cash for Clunkers program, which allows you to trade in your old gas-guzzler for up to $4500 towards a new fuel efficient car, is done as of Monday, August 24th. Although Congress added $2 billion to the program just weeks ago, the program's popularity means the money has run out far sooner than expected. To explain what is happening we talk to Micheline Maynard, senior business correspondent for the New York Times. We also talk to Brian Willian, the sales manager at Albany Honda in Georgia. He is awaiting a check from the government to reimburse him for the clunkers he's paid for under the program.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
"The big Detroit companies, GM and Chrysler specifically, have been able to get away with these huge families of vehicles. You can't do that anymore, you confuse customers and if they don't get clarity, they'll go somewhere else."
— New York Times auto reporter Micheline Maynard
For more on GM, read Law Professor John Pottow's post, How Obama Can Succeed at GM.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Also in the news GM is expected to unveil its own federally-mandated reorganization plan. One unexpected item in the works? The shuttering of the company's storied Pontiac brand. To talk us through all of this upheaval in the car world is Micheline Maynard, senior business editor for the New York Times Senior Business Correspondent in Detroit.
Monday, March 30, 2009
For more, read Sheryl Gay Stolberg's article, U.S. Moves to Overhaul Ailing Carmakers and Micheline Maynard's profile of Wagoner, The Steady Optimist Who Oversaw G.M.’s Decline, both in the New York Times.
—New York Times correspondent Sheryl Gay Stolberg on Rick Wagoner leaving General Motors
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
For more, read Micheline Maynard's article, A Painful Departure for G.M. Brands, in today's New York Times.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
— The New York Times' Micheline Maynard on Chrysler's decision to close its manufacturing plants for at least a month