Actually, Mary Barra Will Make A Lot More Than Her Predecessor

Apparently responding to last week's criticism that General Motors CEO Mary Barra will make less than half what her predecessor Dan Akerson made, GM today released the details of Barra's compensation about two months early. Turns out she'll do a lot better than Akerson did. » 2/10/14 4:00pm 2/10/14 4:00pm

GM's First Female CEO Only Paid Half What Her Male Predecessor Was

Were you excited about the announcement that General Motors had hired its first ever female chief executive officer, Mary Barra? Did you, like a lot of other people, think it was a perhaps a huge step forward for women in bridging the gender gap or breaking through the glass ceiling or leaning in or whatever? Well,… » 2/05/14 9:41pm 2/05/14 9:41pm

leTake A Picture With Palin For Only $15 • Man Married To Video Game…

• Cameras and recording devices have been banned from all of Sarah Palin's book tour appearances, but a spokesman announced people can pose with her and buy a copy later online for $15 and up. • » 12/02/09 5:30pm 12/02/09 5:30pm

Taiwan's Iron Lady

Vivian W. Yen, the "Iron Lady" of the Taiwan car industry died in Taipei on Saturday at the age of 95. Yen moved to Taiwan with her husband in 1948, a year before Taiwan split from China. She founded and managed the Tai Yuen Textile Company with her husband, which became one of Taiwan's leading textile companies. In… » 8/12/08 6:20pm 8/12/08 6:20pm

Solving The Anthrax Mystery (And Other Odds And Ends)

The mystery of who sent the anthrax letters may finally be solved, and it's like the most random plot twist to a James Patterson novel (not that either of us has ever read a novel by James Patterson, but the advertisements for them on the Metro make it seem like a good simile). Steven Hatfill gets his millions, his… » 8/01/08 11:00am 8/01/08 11:00am