December 7, 2013 |
Lost among the noise during Ford's global debut of the 2015 Mustang on Thursday was the fact that sun-hungry fans have a convertible version to look forward to. Available shortly after the coupe hits dealers in fall 2014, the sixth-generation Mustang convertible will be available with all three engines in the new lineup. This means the range-topping GT convertible will have the 5.0-liter V-8 that makes “more than 420 horsepower,” according to Ford. PHOTOS: Ford debuts 2015 Mustang The middle child of the engine spectrum will be the all-new 305-horsepower 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, a play to lure in both younger buyers and those concerned about fuel economy.
December 5, 2013 |
The New York commuter train crash that killed four passengers over the weekend was "preventable," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Thursday, pushing for stronger rail safety standards as fallout over the tragedy continued to spread. As the investigation into Sunday's derailment continues, the train's engineer has been suspended without pay, according to Kevin Ortiz, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transit Authority, which operates the Metro-North train and other commuter lines in New York.
December 5, 2013 |
Ford Motor Co. has unleashed the sixth-generation Mustang, the product of a delicate effort to balance half a century of history with demands for modern powertrains, technology and styling. The result retains the essence of the late-1960s fastbacks on which the car's retro-styled predecessor was based - a long hood, short rear deck, tri-bar taillights and a shark-nosed grill. PHOTOS: 50 years of Mustang But the automaker carefully avoided churning out another throwback, instead seeking to connect the Mustang to the design ethic seen across its lineup.
November 24, 2013 |
Molina Healthcare Inc. of Long Beach was looking after the medical needs of low-income people long before Obamacare debuted. Molina Healthcare began 33 years ago after emergency room physician C. David Molina had seen too many poor people with easily treatable and preventable illnesses. He opened three small clinics in Long Beach to serve them. The company currently offers Medicaid-related, licensed health plans for low-income families and individuals in California and nine other states.
November 20, 2013 |
Award-winning television show creator Shonda Rhimes will publish her first book in 2015 with Simon & Schuster, the publisher announced Wednesday. Rhimes, one of the leading women in television, will write about both her professional and family life. The as-yet-untitled book will be part memoir, part inspiration and part advice. “Simon and Schuster is crazy for giving me a book deal as I am clearly in no position to be handing out wisdom,” Rhimes said in the release about the book.
November 19, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The federal government's consumer financial watchdog will require lenders to issue shorter, easier-to-understand mortgage disclosure forms to home buyers that more clearly show the costs and terms of the loans. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plans to issue the rule Wednesday, following through on what was an initiative launched in 2011 as the then-fledgling agency's first major action. The early Know Before You Owe forms were welcomed by consumer and industry groups as an improvement over the more complex disclosures required under federal law for more than 30 years.
November 17, 2013 |
For decades, hydrogen fuel cell cars have been the automotive technology of tomorrow: the big idea, for someday far in the future. No longer. At auto shows in Los Angeles and Tokyo this week, Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Hyundai Motor Co. will introduce hydrogen-powered cars. Hyundai's will reach U.S. showrooms next year, while the other models will begin selling a year later. It amounts to "a coming out party for hydrogen," said John Krafcik, chief executive of Hyundai Motor America.
November 13, 2013 |
For months it's been considered very long odds for “Fifty Shades of Grey” to make its August release date. Turns out it won't. Studio Focus Features announced Wednesday morning that the movie's release date has been pushed back six months to Feb 13, 2015, giving it a Valentine's Day weekend slot but further removing the property from its 2012 e-book heyday. The studio didn't offer a reason for the delay. But the film, which is set to begin production this month in Vancouver, was thought a long shot to make the date.
November 13, 2013 |
"Newsies," the Disney musical that opened on Broadway in 2012, will launch a national tour that will come to Los Angeles in 2015, organizers said Wednesday. The musical, which features songs by multiple Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken, is set to run at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for four weeks during spring 2015, but no specific dates have been announced. Organizers said that the tour will launch in Philadelphia in October 2014. Other stops will include Chicago and Las Vegas.