| Feb 10, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Here's what we have our eye on today: Former Utah governor and Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman joins Ford's board of directors, Automotive News reports. Ford sought Huntsman, whose career includes ambassadorships to China and Singapore, for...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Here's what we have our eye on today: Ford's profits for the first three months of 2012 have fallen compared to last year, the automaker reports. The Blue Oval reported a $2.3 billion pre-tax operating profit on $32.4 billion in......
| Sep 28, 2010
A state appeals court has upheld a jury award of more than $5 million to a Louisiana couple whose unborn son was fatally injured when their 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee backed up and pinned the mother against a brick column.
August and Juli Guillot's lawsuit...
| Jan 30, 2011
More than two years ago, four relatives of former Congressman William Jefferson were charged in an alleged plot to pocket government grant money earmarked for charitable and educational programs they ran. But nobody named Jefferson will be on trial this...
| Apr 14, 2011
Before Chrysler's new 200, the company's mid-size car was on its deathbed.
Last known as the Sebring, the third generation of this vehicle was roundly considered a mess. It was produced without compunction by Chrysler when the company was owned by...
| Jun 13, 2007
With the 2007 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, Natty Bumppo has traded his buckskins for some designer jeans.
Yes, Natty Bumppo, hero of James Fenimore Cooper's "Leatherstocking Tales," the great woody prose of which has prompted many an undergraduate to...
| Dec 14, 2007
| 12:15 PM
Generally speaking, Californians are pretty lucky. We have Yosemite, we have Big Sur. Our state leads the nation in Anna Nicole baby-daddies.
And we have the California Air Resources Board, a bunch of bureaucratic do-gooders who actually do good when...
| May 16, 2007
"Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is Man."
-- Alexander Pope
Want to know thyself better? Gauge your reaction to this car, the Smart Fortwo, a four-wheeled flea built by Smart -- a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler --...
| Aug 8, 2007
To Cerberus Capital Management, the New York-based private equity firm that just bought Chrysler from DaimlerChrysler, congratulations and … what do you mean I'm being laid off? I don't even work for you guys!
So far, the company is off to a...
| Jan 30, 2007
FORD MOTOR CO.'s announcement last week that it lost a record $12.75 billion in 2006 will tempt the new Democratic Congress to come to the rescue of Detroit's Big Three automakers. General Motors and DaimlerChrysler are also expected to announce SUV-sized...
| Aug 12, 2007
Most Americans -- unless they read the daily financial press -- are probably not fully aware of the influence that private equity funds now have on business in the United States and on the economy as a whole. But perhaps it's time to start paying...
| May 22, 2009
A former Louisiana state representative was charged Friday with taking part in a scheme to pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money earmarked for charitable and educational programs.The 34-count indictment handed up by a federal grand jury...