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North America

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Top North America Articles

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  • Is America's wild horse an invasive species, or a reintroduced native?

    Pleistocene, shmeistocene. To lovers of North America’s wild horses, the mustangs’ link to their Ice Age relatives is far more important than their descent from introduced, domesticated horses. The fans of today’s wild horses are...
  • Starz, FremantleMedia North America Developing Neil Gaiman 'American Gods' Series

    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...
  • GM recalling 8.4M cars, 8.2M related to ignition problems

     
    Filed under: Coupe, Sedan, SUV, Truck, Recalls, Safety, Crossover, Hatchback, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM, GMC, Pontiac, Saab General Motors today announced a truly massive recall covering some 8.4 million vehicles in North America. Most significantly,...
  • 2014 American-Made Index: Fewest Cars Ever

     
    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......
  • Shale gas, the silent revolution

    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...
  • 2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is not a minivan

    2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is not a minivan
    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....
  • Asia to overtake North America as biggest center of personal wealth, study shows

    Asia to overtake North America as biggest center of personal wealth, study shows
    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...
  • FremantleMedia North America Picks 'Tiny Riot' as Name for Digital Studio

    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...
  • Johnny Clegg is back with stories — and a stripped-down sound

    In the midst of a sold-out stop on the most extensive North American tour of his career, South African musician Johnny Clegg is reminiscing about his first national tour of his native country more than three decades ago. That was back in the bad old...
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: What to expect on the road

    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,...
  • Inside Blommer Chocolate: Family and cocoa at 75

     Inside Blommer Chocolate: Family and cocoa at 75
    The seductive smell of cocoa beans roasting, venting from a nondescript factory on West Kinzie Street, is how many Chicagoans know the Blommer Chocolate Co. — if we know it at all. Three-quarters of a century after Blommer's founding here, its...