Henry Ford

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Lions Owner, Grandson to Henry Ford, Dead at 88

William Clay Ford ran family business for over 50 years

(Newser) - William Clay Ford, the last surviving grandchild of automotive pioneer Henry Ford and owner of the Detroit Lions, has died. He was 88. Ford Motor Co. said in a statement today that Ford died of pneumonia at his home in Grosse Pointe, Mich. Ford helped steer the family business for... More »

Top American Inventions

(Newser) - President Obama has called on Americans to innovate their way to a speedy economic recovery. In that spirit, Live Science rounds up the top 10 US innovations:
  1. Flight. The Wright Brothers’ 12-second flight in 1903 ushered the world into the age of aviation.
  2. Atomic bomb. The Manhattan project left a
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Resilient Detroit Will Come Back Strong

Detroit and its automakers won't quit at any cost

(Newser) - When Congress bailed on aid for Detroit automakers last month, it felt like lawmakers "had just voted to turn the lights out on the Motor City," Detroiter Sarah Webster writes in the Free Press. But even as the Big Three dance dangerously close to bankruptcy, she refuses to... More »

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