Auto review: Mazda's CX-30: Crossover has puzzling name, but it's fun to drive
Mazda’s lineup of hatchbacks and crossover SUVs keeps growing, with the latest entry a subcompact crossover curiously called the CX-30.Yes, you may need a scorecard to keep track of this lineup. The newest is situated between the CX-3 and CX-5. So why not call it the CX-4, you ask? That model name was taken, being used for a model only sold in China.Adding to the confusion, the CX-30 is not related the CX-3, which is smaller and based on the Mazda2. Rather, it shares a platform with the Mazda3 sedan, causing some to question how much different the crossover can be than the Mazda3 hatchback. Sp...
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Ford to reveal all-new electric Transit van Nov. 12
DETROIT — Ford Motor Co., marking another step forward in its goal of electrifying its most iconic nameplates, will reveal on Nov. 12 the all-new E-Transit, the fully battery-electric version of the best-selling Transit cargo van that is scheduled to be released for model year 2022.The Blue Oval, on the heels of a third-quarter earnings report that beat Wall Street expectations, on Thursday announced the name, reveal date and teasers for the new Transit. The new EV offering is a cornerstone of CEO Jim Farley’s vision of delivering technologically advanced trucks and vans that promise reduced m...
The Detroit News
Boeing to cut thousands more employees as losses mount
Boeing on Wednesday announced it will shrink its workforce further, saying that by the end of next year it will employ 31,000 fewer people companywide than at the beginning of this year.That’s a cut of just over 19% — from 161,000 to 130,000 — almost double the previous plan to cut 16,000 jobs or 10% of the total workforce.Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun warned three months ago that more cuts would have to be made beyond the 10%, without specifying a figure.Though Boeing did not break down the local impact of the additional job losses announced Wednesday, many of the cuts will inevitably be made in th...
The Seattle Times
Ford Motor Co. reports $2.4 billion net income in third quarter
DETROIT — Ford Motor Co., fresh with new leadership and touting an upcoming lineup of hot new vehicles, reported a $2.4 billion net income Wednesday for the third quarter of the year, an improvement of $2.0 billion from the same quarter last year.Ford reported that earnings in the quarter before interest and taxes — adjusted EBIT — was $3.6 billion, up from the $1.8 billion reported for the same period in 2019 and $1.7 billion a year earlier. EBIT does not include restructuring and other charges.“We plan to compete like a challenger,” CFO John Lawler said on a media call.From the factory floor...
Detroit Free Press
Susan Tompor: US economy to deliver record 3rd quarter — but spiking COVID-19 cases could bring slump
The U.S. economic scorecard is set to post one mind-blowing grand slam Thursday for record growth in the third quarter. But, like much of 2020, don’t be shocked if the economic bump reverts into yet another slump.Worries are building that the COVID-19 spike in Europe possibly could foreshadow widespread shutdowns in the United States — and that would hurt economic growth.Future rollbacks on a regional basis in the U.S. could slow things significantly, possibly contributing to a recession, especially if an alarming level of coronavirus cases continue in many communities and another giant stimul...
Detroit Free Press
Fox News president, hosts Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum told to quarantine after possible coronavirus exposure: report
NEW YORK — Several Fox News anchors have reportedly been told to quarantine after a passenger on a private plane they were on tested positive for coronavirus.Chief political anchor Bret Baier confirmed Monday that he was among those on the flight from Nashville to New York after last week’s presidential debate.“We’re taking all the precautions,” Baier, who announced that he would be anchoring from home this week, said on Brian Kilmeade’s radio show Monday.Network president Jay Wallace, “The Story” anchor Martha MacCallum, and Dana Perino and Juan Williams, two hosts of “The Five,” were also to...
New York Daily News
Delta has put 460 people on no-fly list for refusing mask requirement
Hundreds of people won’t be taking to the skies with Delta Air Lines after refusing to follow the airline’s mask policy.The company said in a memo to its staff that numerous passengers have been placed on the no-fly list since it instituted a rule on May 4 that requires people to wear masks during flights amid the coronavirus pandemic, CNN reported.“As of this week, we’ve added 460 people to our no-fly list for refusing to comply with our mask requirement,” reads the message,” reads the recent memo from CEO Ed Bastian.The mask requirement is one of several safety guidelines introduced by Delta...
New York Daily News
'If you bring Florida home this thing's over.' Obama makes surprise Miami Springs stop
MIAMI — Former President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Miami Springs on Saturday, stopping by the majority Latino small city just north of Miami International Airport to motivate local field organizers for Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s campaign before going they headed out to go door-knocking.“I’m not going to keep you all from doing all the great work you’re doing but I just wanted to come by and say thank you … “ Obama said. “Many of you were involved when I ran in 2008 and some of you when I ran in 2012, and I am so grateful. The lifeblood of any campaign is not TV ads. It’s not po...
Book review: Unger's 'Confessions on the 7:45' filled with twists, turns
“Confessions on the 7:45” by Lisa Unger; Park Row (352 pages, $27.99)———The scenario is not uncommon: You sit next to a stranger on a plane or a train and, before you know it, you are confiding an intimate secret or program. It seems the perfect confessional as neither of you ever plans to — or hopes to — see the other again. “Sometimes a stranger was the safest place in your life,” muses Selena Murphy, whose encounter with a stranger on a train leads to a vortex of pain.”“Confessions on the 7:45” succinctly emerges as a gripping story about marriage, parenting, families and revenge.Barely mak...
As Boeing struggles to stay competitive, top jet buyers describe daunting outlook
The world’s biggest buyers of commercial jets believe Boeing, which is set to report more heavy financial losses Wednesday, has fallen significantly below parity with rival Airbus — with limited options for recovery as it bleeds cash during the pandemic-driven aviation crisis.In interviews, executives of the top aircraft-leasing companies said the country’s commercial aviation leader faces immense challenges, with its 737 Max yet to resume commercial flights and prospects for its large new 777X jet crushed by the dramatic contraction of international air travel.In the market for smaller, singl...
The Seattle Times