GM has been the most aggressive automaker over the last several years in stepping up sales of large, pickup-based SUVs. GM executives like to defend their decision to make vehicles like the Escalade by saying that they are simply building what Americans want. As long as gasoline prices remain low, government regulations remain tilted against cars, and Americans remain enamored of big, macho vehicles worthy of the American frontier, executives at GM and other automakers plan to go on making SUVs.
Harry Pearce, the powerful vice chairman of GM, put it best as he was leaving a press conference in August 2000: "If pigs are big and popular, I guess we'll make pigs."
British Parliament asks Amazon to clarify why it pays $9 million in income tax on $23 billion of UK sales.(May 20 2013) Amazon will be called back to give further evidence to members of the British Parliament "to clarify how its activities in the U.K. justify its low corporate...