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"Cool Customers"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.24.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima If you can't stand the heat, get out of the family room. Or, even better, buy a new air conditioner. That's what my wife, Sue, and I...

When the Cobra Strikes

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 05.27.2014 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

"In palmy days the Model T could take off faster than anything on the road." -- From E.B. White's "Farewell, My Lovely!" Today, E.B. White would be 1...

Wisconsin's Painful Austerity Lesson

Harlan Green | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Wisconsin has fallen to the bottom of states in job creation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Henry Ford's Mass Production of Hate Meets Its Match

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Melanie Chartoff

Michael Rose's excavation of a court case brought against Henry Ford, long buried by the assembly line of unkosher baloney that kept that great American icon squeaky clean, has me sleepless and him on fire. I sat down with him to talk about the film he's working on that will bring this story to light.

The Best-Selling Cars Of All Time

Posted 02.01.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The most successful car in history may be the Ford Model T. While other models may have sold more vehicles, Ford managed to sell n...

100 Years Later: Remembering The Factory that Built the American Dream

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Rose

On New Year's Day of 1910, Henry Ford started producing Model T's at what was then the world's largest auto factory -- the Highland Park Ford Plant.

Auto Sales Stimulus: 1909

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

In 1909 mining heir Robert Guggenheim sponsored a cross-country auto race. This June, a commemorative race is underway. And this time we have bridges.

Electric Cars Pre-Date Civil War

mental_floss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Talk about an old idea. The first electric cars hit the scene way back in the early 1830s, 30 years before the Civil War (for the record, they're also...