| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Three decades ago the minivan appeared as a viable replacement for the stodgy station wagon.
Now, Ford thinks it has a viable alternative to the stodgy minivan: the Transit Connect Wagon.
Just don't call it a wagon around anyone wearing a Ford logo....
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Remarkable. But typical. This administration has just released a 42-page advertisement for itself that it calls a report. In it, Barack Obama & Co. take more than full credit for the dramatic change in this country's energy prospects -- from the long...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:47 AM
There’s growing debate in Beatles fan circles over whether an untitled, unidentified recording that’s been available for half a century is or isn’t the work of the Fab Four themselves.
The track in question, featured prominently in the...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:32 AM
A steady decline in cars with high domestic-parts content had us wondering when the American-Made Index would have fewer than 10 cars. This year, that nearly happened. For the 2014 model year, there are no "honorable mentions"; all 10 that......
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Jim Beam maker Beam Suntory Inc. said on Tuesday that food industry executive Tim Hassett is set to become the president of its North America business at the end of the month.
Hassett, 50, spent the last decade at Campbell Soup Co., most recently as...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Starz is developing an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's urban fantasy novel "American Gods" with Bryan Fuller and Michael Green for FremantleMedia North America.
The pilot script will be penned by Fuller ("Hannibal") and Green ("The River"). If the project...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
TV production firm FremantleMedia North America has formed Tiny Riot, a digital content studio that consolidates its original Internet-video initiatives under a new name.
The new studio label comprises FMNA's different digital businesses, including The...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:04 AM
North America, now the world's biggest market for personal wealth, will be overtaken in 2018 by an Asia-Pacific region that is producing an increasing number of millionaires, according to a study by Boston Consulting Group. In the firm's annual review...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Some of America's--and Italy's--most iconic car brands are getting a makeover.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the world's seventh largest automaker, unveiled its ambitious five-year plan to investors and media on May 6, 2014. American heritage brands Jeep,...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:33 AM
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it is recalling a total of 1.1 million SUVs in North America for the possible loss of power steering.
Ford said 195,527 Explorer SUVs in North America from the 2011 to 2013 model years are to be...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:06 PM
It tells you everything you need to know about the U.S. healthcare system that you can get more comprehensive coverage for a dog than you can for a human being.
I found this out when I delved recently into the nearly $600-million pet insurance market to...
| Apr 3, 2014
Letters to the Editor from La Grange Park, Hinsdale and Naperville.
I voted at the Village Hall in La Grange Park on March 18. I was asked to present an ID or a voter card, which I cannot recall ever being asked for before. I had my...