Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press Published 10:30 AM EST Jan 11, 2019 The guy dressed in jeans and a pullover, sitting near the cafeteria window and holding a paper coffee cup, has a break between back-to-back meetings that run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the 11th floor. He decided to escape to his favorite spot and hide in plain sight, observing and listening to what’s happening all around him. People stop to talk. About everything. Water in the bathroom isn’t hot enough. Office space is too hot. A printer isn’t working. Kumar Galhotra smiles, nods, makes a note, promises to follow up — and does. He could be any guy in any coffee shop. But he’s not just any guy. He oversees 100,000 employees, including factory workers in 26 auto plants in the U.S. and Canada. He's responsible for manages design, manufacturing, pricing, sales and financing of the most popular pickup trucks in America that essentially print money for Ford Motor Co. as the … [Read more...] about Ford executive Kumar Galhotra opens Detroit auto show
Johnson & Johnson is not taking a nearly $40 billion hit to its stock market value lightly. The company is out Monday with a national ad campaign denying a new report that it hid evidence of asbestos in talc, while touting its Johnson's Baby Powder as safe. The company's stock tanked 10 percent on Friday after Reuters reported that the company's baby powders at times tested positive for asbestos, a carcinogen, from at least 1971 to the early 2000s. Shares of J&J were down another 4 percent midday Monday as the company stepped up efforts to stem damage to its famous brand and overall worth.Beyond wanting to safeguard its standing with consumers, J&J is waging the same fight on the legal front, with more than 10,000 claiming in courts its powders caused their cancers. The cases include thousands of women with ovarian cancer.The New Brunswick, New Jersey, company is reiterating past public claims that there is no science to back alleged links between its powder and … [Read more...] about Johnson & Johnson on asbestos report: Our Baby Powder is safe
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Matt McClain Former president George W. Bush (C) reaches past President Donald Trump to greet former first Lady Michelle Obama. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP) From left, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former President Jimmy Carter listen as former President George W. Bush speaks during a State Funeral at the National Cathedral, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington, for former President George H.W. Bush.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool) Former first lady Michelle Obama chats with the audience during a book-tour stop in Washington on Saturday. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Marvin Joseph … [Read more...] about Why do so many Americans adore Michelle Obama? She keeps it real (even at a funeral).
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local):7:31 p.m.Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea says they found 8 more bodies Friday from a deadly Northern California wildfire that is only half contained.The death toll from the deadliest wildfire in the country in at least a century is 71.___7:25 p.m.Northern California authorities say more than 1,000 people are now on a missing persons list but stressed that it doesn't mean they are all actually missing.Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said Friday that a list that he released Thursday of 631 names has now increased to 1,011 names.He called it "a dynamic list" that will fluctuate up and down and urged the public to consult the list to see if their names are on it and let authorities know if they are OK. 70 PHOTOS Camp Fire, Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire sweep across California See Gallery Camp Fire, Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire sweep across California THOUSAND OAKS, CA - NOVEMBER 09: The Woolsey Fire … [Read more...] about More than 1,000 unaccounted for in wake of California fires
Elise Viebeck and Vanessa Williams, The Washington Post Published 1:42 pm PST, Friday, November 9, 2018 WaSHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Friday threw fresh support behind Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, whose too-close-to-call race with Democrat Stacey Abrams has devolved into chaos amid reports of voting irregularities and missing or uncounted ballots. With election officials still tallying votes, Trump declared Kemp the winner and called for the gubernatorial transition to begin. "[Kemp] ran a great race in Georgia - he won," the president wrote on Twitter. "It is time to move on!" Kemp first declared victory over Abrams on Wednesday night, as a flurry of reports described lengthy voting lines, missing or inoperable equipment and a dearth of provisional ballots in key precincts during the previous day's election. The Associated Press still had not called the race, and Abrams, vowing to fight until every ballot is processed, had not … [Read more...] about Trump says Kemp ‘won’ Georgia’s gubernatorial race