Why Ford Hired a Furniture Maker as CEO

Todd St. John If, as Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “an institution is the lengthened shadow of one man,” the story of the American economy can be told by the types of people who run its corporations. The early days of mass production belonged to mechanically minded men such as Henry Ford. The creation of mass […]

A photographer hired by Fiji Water helped create the viral ‘Fiji Water Girl’ meme because no one was drinking the bottled water at the Golden Globes

Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for FIJI Water “Fiji Water Girl” stole the show on the red carpet Sunday at the Golden Globes.  Many people may not have realized that the photographer who caught the photo-bombing model carrying Fiji Water was actually commissioned to photograph the Golden Globes by the bottled water brand.  While the photographer was […]

‘Vicious’ stalker moved countries, hired private eye & ordered £200 of pizza to pursue her ex

An Irish woman has been jailed for four years after a “sinister and sustained” decade-long harassment campaign against her ex-boyfriend, whom she drove to thoughts of suicide with inventively relentless stalking. The sentence was handed at Lewes Crown Court, after Lina Tantash was found guilty on two counts of stalking, and handed a series of […]

Meet the sex-crimes prosecutor Republicans hired to question Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford at their upcoming sexual-assault hearing

Alex Wong/Getty Images Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans announced on Tuesday that they hired Maricopa County, Arizona sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to question Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford in a hearing centered on Ford’s sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh. The only interviews Mitchell has ever done is with a publication put out by the […]

James Gunn Won’t Be Hired Back to Direct ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

After weeks of anticipation, an open letter from the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy, hundreds of thousands of vocal fans and fellow celebrities expressing support, and rumblings that James Gunn might be hired back by Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, all hopes for the director’s […]

Elon Musk says he’s hired Goldman Sachs to help take Tesla private — even though the bank’s analyst is one of the most bearish on Wall Street (TSLA)

Max Whittaker / Getty Images Elon Musk tweeted late Monday that he was “excited to work with Silver Lake and Goldman Sachs” in his plan to take Tesla private.  Goldman Sachs’ analyst is one of the most bearish Tesla analysts on Wall Street, with a “sell” rating and $ 210 price target — 40% below […]

Amy Hennig, who was hired to make an EA Star Wars game, has left EA

Enlarge / Schreier even got his hands on leaked concept art for Visceral’s canceled Star Wars game, which was code-named “Ragtag.” It would have starred a Han Solo-like character named Dodger. (credit: Kotaku/EA) Official word about EA’s most troubled Star Wars video game has dried up since a major October announcement, but its former director, […]

All the companies that hired Michael Cohen have an Enron problem

Mary Altaffer/AP Thinking patterns at all the companies that hired Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s lawyer, smack of those at Enron before it became one of the biggest bankruptcies in recent history. Basically, they hide behind the fact that they’re following the law on paper while obviously violating the spirit of the law in practice.  […]

Trump aides reportedly hired an Israeli intelligence agency to dig up dirt on Obama’s Iran deal team

Alex Wong/Getty Images Aides to President Donald Trump reportedly hired a private Israeli intelligence agency to dig up dirt on Obama’s negotiators of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The presidential team contacted the firm days after Trump visited Israel during his first trip as President in order to “discredit those who were pivotal” in the […]

$35 billion hedge fund Millennium Management has hired a top trader from Citigroup

Thomson Reuters Sebastian Ridd, who had been head of program trading and cash trading in the US at Citigroup, is joining giant hedge fund Millennium Management. His departure from Citigroup, along with that of global head of cash trading Armando Diaz, represents a shift at the top of the US bank’s stock trading business.  Millennium Management, the […]