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Cyclone Power awarded $1.4M from U.S. Army

Despite all the rhetoric to cut defense budgets, there is still good news for Pompano Beach, Florida. Cyclone Power Technologies (Pink Sheets: CYPW), developer of the all-fuel, clean-tech Cyclone Engine, and its licensee, Advent Power Systems, Inc. announced that they have been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army / TACOM (Tank Automotive Command) valued at $1.4 million.

Idling vehicles waste gas and befoul the atmosphere

You’ve seen it yourself - if indeed you’re not guilty - someone idling their vehicle for no apparently good reason. Nice weather, waiting for junior at the middle school and listening to the radio with the motor running. Then there’s the lines of people at the Taco Bell drive-up, six or seven deep, who will sit in their car for up to 20 minutes just to avoid parking and walking 20 feet. No wonder America has a weight problem!

Ford to stick with Fusion for 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

In February, TorqueNews brought you the news that Ford Racing had submitted a stock car body for the approval of the NASCAR Sprint Cup officials but before the governing body passed judgment on the Mustang race car; Ford has announced that they will stick with the Ford Fusion stock car body for the 2013 season.
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Audi settles dispute with rapper Eminem over A6 commercial

The Chrysler Group made big news when they introduced their new “Imported from Detroit” ad campaign with a new television spot during the Super Bowl featuring rapper Eminem and his popular song Lose yourself but when Audi released a very similar commercial a short time later – Eminem and his people weren’t too happy since they didn’t have permission to use the familiar guitar riff.

Here's what Obama told carmakers today

President Obama invited 13 car companies to come to Washington today to hear what he will do to raise fuel-efficiency standards for vehicles sold in America between 2017 and 2025. What follows is complete text, unedited, of what he had to say face-to-face with the Detroit Three of Ford Motor Co., Chrysler and General Motors, and 10 leading import and transplant car companies.

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