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Harrison Ford Inspects a Helicopter Before Taking to the Sky Following … – People Magazine

Monday, July 13, 2015

Harrison Ford isn’t afraid to head back into the sky. The actor was spotted flying on Saturday in a helicopter, just months after his scary plane crash. Ford, 72, was fresh off his surprise appearance at San Diego Comic-Con for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel on Friday evening. The next day, Ford was photographed standing on the side of A 2013 Bell 407 helicopter, wearing jeans and short…

Jeep-Trial Jurors Skeptical of Chrysler’s Safety Efforts – WSJ – Wall Street Journal

Sunday, July 12, 2015

ENLARGE BAINBRIDGE, Ga.—When jurors began deliberating responsibility in the death of a 4-year-old boy in a fiery rear-end Jeep crash, nearly all of them concluded Chrysler was largely to blame. It took less than two hours for them to award $150 million to the victim’s parents. They found Chrysler, the Jeep’s manufacturer, almost entirely responsible for Remington Walden’s wrongful death and pain and suffering. On Tuesday, Chrysler heads to a…

Jeep-Trial Jurors Skeptical of Chrysler’s Safety Efforts – WSJ – Wall Street Journal

Sunday, July 12, 2015

ENLARGE BAINBRIDGE, Ga.—When jurors began deliberating responsibility in the death of a 4-year-old boy in a fiery rear-end Jeep crash, nearly all of them concluded Chrysler was largely to blame. They were persuaded by a medical examiner’s finding that the boy died in the back seat from a fire linked to a leaking gas tank. Evidence about earlier fires involving Jeeps troubled them. Before closing arguments, they held hands in…

Harrison Ford in Helicopter After Comic-Con Appearance : People.com – People Magazine

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Harrison Ford isn’t afraid to head back into the sky. The actor was spotted flying on Saturday in a helicopter, just months after his scary plane crash. Ford, 72, was fresh off surprise appearance at San Diego Comic-Con for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel on Friday evening. The next day, Ford was photographed standing on the side of A 2013 Bell 407 helicopter, wearing jeans and short sleeve…

Ford lab ventures into Silicon Valley – USA Today – USA TODAY

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Ford is working to create an electronic bicycle that will incorporate similar technology found in its cars.(Photo: Chris Reeve) PALO ALTO, Calif. — Ford is capitalizing on the power of a Silicon Valley address and the techie neighbors that come with it. The automaker opened a Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto, Calif., in January, now breathing the same air as neighbors such as Google, Tesla, Skype, Nest, Hewlett-Packard,…

Jeep-Trial Jurors Skeptical of Chrysler’s Safety Efforts – WSJ – Wall Street Journal

Sunday, July 12, 2015

BAINBRIDGE, Ga.—When jurors began deliberating responsibility in the death of a 4-year-old boy in a fiery rear-end Jeep crash, nearly all of them concluded Chrysler was largely to blame. They were persuaded by a medical examiner’s finding that the boy died in the back seat from a fire linked to a leaking gas tank. Evidence about earlier fires involving Jeeps troubled them. Before closing arguments, they held hands in the…

Greece exit looms as Germany stops trying to dodge blame for disaster – Fortune – Fortune

Sunday, July 12, 2015

  It’s looking bad for Greece after the first day of a weekend that was supposed to determine its fate in Europe’s currency union. Finance ministers from the Eurozone’s 19 countries broke off talks on a new €74 billion ($82 billion) three-year bailout for the troubled country, unconvinced by Athens’ promises to implement reforms that it had bitterly campaigned against until only four days ago. The German paper said Greece’s…

Harrison Ford makes first public appearance – CNN.com – CNN

Saturday, July 11, 2015

(CNN)Han Solo is back. At the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” panel Friday, Harrison Ford is making his first public appearance since his plane crash in March. “I’m fine,” he told the crowd, who broke out into bellowing screams and applause when he took the stage. “I walked here so how bad can it be?” The actor, who reprises his iconic role in the upcoming “Star Wars” film, suffered multiple…

Tom Haudricourt – Is transition to new Brewers GM underway? – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Sometimes, you learn just as much or more from what a baseball team isn’t telling you about its plans. Accordingly, you have to read between the lines in reaching a conclusion about the future of Brewers general manager Doug Melvin. If Melvin were going to remain the team’s GM in 2016, the club would have announced it by now. Otherwise, why wait? In this case, silence speaks volumes….

After 38 Years, Harrison Ford Is a Star Wars Fan — Vulture – Vulture

Saturday, July 11, 2015

A few days ago, when the Star Wars braintrust announced they were developing a movie about the young adventures of Han Solo, my colleague Mike Ryan tweeted, “What makes Han Solo work is that he is played by an actor who thinks Star Wars is stupid.” Ryan meant that as a note for the filmmakers who already have the tall order of casting a young Han Solo, but it was…

Harrison Ford Gets a Standing Ovation at ‘Star Wars’ Comic-Con Panel – ABC … – ABC News

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The panel started 10 minutes late and the crowd was getting antsy. But by the end, there was nothing but smiles and tears on the faces of the more than 6,000 assembled for the “Star Wars” Comic-Con panel in San Diego. The highlight? Han Solo himself stepping onto the stage. There were many cast members from the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” for fans to fawn…

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sees Possible Merger Partners Other Than Reluctant General … – Wall Street Journal

Friday, July 10, 2015

TORONTO—Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.’s Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said on Friday that potential merger partners other than rival General Motors Co. exist as a way for the auto maker to lower costs by boosting production. But the executive wouldn’t say if his company is pursuing them. Fiat Chrysler has approached GM twice since…

Harrison Ford Makes Surprise Appearance at Comic-Con for Star Wars—but … – E! Online

Friday, July 10, 2015

Kevin Winter/Getty Images Han Solo flies again! Harrison Ford just popped up unexpectedly at Comic-Con for the Stars Wars: The Force Awakens panel, joining Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and franchise newcomers Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson and Gwendoline Christie like it was nothing. But it was so something! His arrival, which received a standing ovation from the 6,000 people who waited forever to get into Hall…

Toyota’s next Prius is unlikely to boost sagging hybrid market – LA Times – Los Angeles Times

Friday, July 10, 2015

The next Toyota Prius will arrive just as hybrids seem to be going out of fashion. Set to debut this fall, the 2016 version of the groundbreaking green car leads a segment beset by falling gas prices and rising efficiency of conventional gasoline cars. The fourth-generation Prius, analysts say, will have to be an extraordinary car to match its previous successes, and it’s unlikely to breathe new life into the…

Ford Yanks Expensive High-Tech Down To Earth With 2016 Shelby GT350R … – Forbes

Friday, July 10, 2015

There are cars available that ride on wheels made of carbon-fiber, a high-tech composite material renowned for its extreme strength and light weight. You will pay giant money for such a car – and such a wheel. But Ford Motor is bringing the almost miraculous attributes of carbon-fiber wheels to the (sort of) mainstream with the 2016 Shelby Mustang GT350R coming to dealer showrooms this fall. Each 19-inch wheel weighs…

GM Issues Recall for Nearly 800,000 SUVs | TIME – TIME

Friday, July 10, 2015

A power lift-gate defect in some of the brand’s crossover vehicles has caused 56 injuries In the latest in a long string of recalls, GM has called back 779,023 crossover vehicles, primarily in the U.S., due to a faulty rear power lift-gate that is prone to falling suddenly and hitting people. According to GM, the issue is caused by a software error. The affected models are as follows: the 2007-10…

Ferrari IPO plan is days away, Fiat Chrysler CEO Marchionne says – Detroit Free Press

Friday, July 10, 2015

Fiat-Chrysler chief executive officer and Ferrari’s next president Sergio Marchionne attends a press conference at the Paris Auto Show in Paris on October 2, 2014 on the first of the two press days.(Photo: MIGUEL MEDINA) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said Friday that the automaker is days away from filing its prospectus for a public stock offering for at least 10% of Ferrari’s shares. Marchionne first announced the company’s…

China’s falling stock market hurts GM, Ford – USA Today – USA TODAY

Friday, July 10, 2015

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Nissan, Honda to Ship More Cars From Home – WSJ – Wall Street Journal

Friday, July 10, 2015

TOKYO—Japanese auto makers are preparing to ship more cars to North America from Japan to take advantage of the yen’s weakness, after years of moving production to local markets. Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. both plan to increase shipments from Japan to the U.S., their biggest market. That means auto exports to the U.S., which fell 4% during the first five months of this year, could start to…

Ford to move Focus, C-MAX from Michigan Assembly – The Detroit News – The Detroit News

Thursday, July 09, 2015

A lineup of Ford Focus vehicles on an assembly line at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne in January.(Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images) Ford Motor Co.’s decision to end production of two slow-selling models at its Michigan Assembly plant in Wayne, confirmed Thursday, signals the critical role Mexico is likely to play in high-stakes wrangling with the United Auto Workers. The Dearborn automaker said it was reviewing “several…