| Oct 10, 2010
Henry Ford gets the credit for one of the most famous — and oldest — quotes about competitiveness among automobile drivers: "Auto racing began 5 minutes after the second car was built."
Ford, however, wasn't the inventor who would prove his...
| Oct 13, 2010
| 5:36 PM
Revelations that attorneys at two Maryland firms had other people sign their names to foreclosure documents brought a rebuke Wednesday from the O'Malley administration, which called the practice a "potential example of further mishandling and mistreatment...
| Nov 1, 2010
Bill Rands, 67, of Grosse Pointe, Mich., is a man who had a mastectomy.
An 11-year survivor of male breast cancer, the retired money manager is not shy about showing his scar or sharing his story. His openness about discussing his illness sometimes...
| Nov 23, 2010
Vogue once compared a Chanel black dress to a Ford, which was both a compliment and a prediction back in 1926, when Coco Chanel designed the short black frock as one of her many acts of fashion rebellion. (Black?! For something other than mourning?!)...
| May 20, 2010
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Every so often, the Big Earth Clock makes a giant tick, and something that was considered experimental becomes common.
For example, the first mention of scissors seems to be about 3000 B.C. in Egypt, but mass production waited until 1761, thanks to...
| May 24, 2010
Crystal Lake, Illinois' Peggy Lim has a healthy respect for the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays, and on a recent shopping trip she agonized over choosing a sunscreen for her three children.
"I've always heard the higher the SPF (sun protection factor)...
| Jun 2, 2010
| 4:08 PM
Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday that it would shut down the Mercury brand developed 71 years ago.
The automaker said it would end production of Mercury vehicles in the fourth quarter. The brand accounts for 5 percent of Ford's sales.
Ford plans to focus...
| Jun 5, 2010
From the TV glory days of "Mr. Ed," we know that horses have a lot to say if given a chance — not a surprise considering they were hard-working, come-rain-or-shine mass transit for millenniums before being run out of Dodge by Henry Ford. And don't...
| Jun 4, 2010
Heavier men have bigger, more aggressive prostate tumors, according to new research from Henry Ford Hospital presented Wednesday.
The findings, presented in San Francisco at the American Urological Association's annual meeting, were based on a six-year...