David Magee

David Magee is the author of 12 books, including Jeff Immelt and the New GE Way, How Toyota Became #1, and The John Deere Way. A former columnist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press and a daily newspaper news editor, he has been a frequent guest on Fox Business and CNBC.

Articles by David Magee

  • Detroit Auto Show Preview: Sustainability Prevailing ThemeDetroit Auto Show Preview: Sustainability Prevailing Theme

    January 08 2012 10:26 AM

    It's about sustainability of profits, and sustainability through efficient products that contribute to both the broader environment and consumer benefit that will be at the heart of every automaker's presentations. America's Big Three, in particular, have revealed they are still among the biggest and best global forces to be reckoned with through profitability and strong, advanced product in the past year or two.

  • 1793 Penny Worth $1 Million

    January 08 2012 8:26 AM

    The one-cent copper coin was minted in 1793 -- the first year the United States made and distributed coins. It is reportedly in rare and perfect shape, with no wear on lettering or other features including the Lady Liberty face.

  • 30-Story Building Built in 15 Days: China's Unique Construction [VIDEO]

    January 07 2012 10:35 PM

    The very idea that a 30-story building could be built in 15 days -- or 360 hours -- is mind-boggling. But that's what happened in China, as a 30-story hotel went up in just 15 days.

  • Barack Obama Weekly Address: President Reveals New Year's Resolution [VIDEO]

    January 07 2012 10:08 PM

    It's the New Year, and even President Barack Obama has resolutions: President Obama shares his New Year's resolution: doing whatever it takes to move the economy forward and ensure that middle-class families regain the security they've lost in the last decade.

  • Republican Debate 2012: Santorum Says Paul 'Caught Not Telling the Truth'Republican Debate 2012: Santorum Says Paul 'Caught Not Telling the Truth'

    January 07 2012 9:28 PM

    In the early minutes of the debate, held at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire and sponsored by ABC News, Yahoo! News, and WMUR News, it was Ron Paul's turn to talk early in the debate. When he spoke, the microphone hummed with feedback due to a sound system issue.

  • When Will Halley's Comet Return? [VIDEO]

    January 07 2012 8:01 PM

    Halley's Comet is the only short-period comet viewable from Earth by the naked eye, making it the only one most people have the opportunity to see in a lifetime. Other naked-eye comets appear only once in thousands of years.

  • New Hampshire 2012 Republican Debate Tonight: Live StreamingNew Hampshire 2012 Republican Debate Tonight: Live Streaming

    January 07 2012 6:55 PM

    The debate will be held at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, at 9 p.m. It is sponsored by ABC News, Yahoo! News and WMUR-TV.

  • NFL Playoffs 2012 Halftime Score Update: Texans Lead Bengals 17-10

    January 07 2012 6:07 PM

    It's not exactly an offensive explosion, but the tensions are high and Cincinnati and Houston are slugging it out for the right to advance in the NFL playoffs 2012. It's the first NFL playoff game, and former President George Bush and his wife, Barbara, are on hand in Houston for the big event.

  • New Girl Scout Cookie Savannah Smiles Launched in 2012: What's Your Favorite Flavor?New Girl Scout Cookie Savannah Smiles Launched in 2012: What's Your Favorite Flavor?

    January 07 2012 2:38 PM

    The bite-size cookie will come with a dusting of confectioner's sugar and the taste of a lemony twist. The Girl Scouts describe the new cookie like this: Celebrate the anniversary of the Girl Scouts with these bite-sized, lemon-wedge cookies dusted in powdered sugar and bursting with lemon flavor. Enjoy these delightful treats, remember where Girl Scouts began...and smile.

  • McCain Endorses Obama, Forgets Romney -- See Oops Moment (VIDEO)

    January 07 2012 2:30 PM

    John McCain was going strong, making his endorsement for president 2012 at a Republican rally for Republican candidate Mitt Romney in South Carolina. It's just that as you can see from the video below, McCain endorses Obama -- the current Democratic President -- instead of Romney, the Republican hopeful.

  • Rick Ross Mixtape 2012 Now Available; 'Rich Forever' Download (VIDEO, LINK)

    January 07 2012 12:57 PM

    Featuring guests including Drake, Nas, Pharell and Maybach Music Group's Wale and Meek Mill, the mixtape has become a hot Internet property in the past day. Ross, who survived a medical scare in October delaying the release of his new album God Forgives I Don't, got his stage name from drug trafficker Freeway Rick Ross.

  • Dropped from 100,000 Feet, Apple iPad Survives Space Fall [VIDEO]

    January 07 2012 9:50 AM

    Since its initial release in 2010, the Apple iPad tablet has survived an onslaught of competition to remain the world's most popular tablet. Now, it has even survived a 100,000-plus foot drop from the sky.

  • Rick Ross 'Rich Forever' Mixtape Download: Find it HereRick Ross 'Rich Forever' Mixtape Download: Find it Here

    January 07 2012 8:42 AM

    Featuring guests including Drake, Nas, Pharell and Maybach Music Group's Wale and Meek Mill, the mixtape has become a hot Internet property in the past day. Ross, who survived a medical scare in October delaying the release of his new album God Forgives I Don't, got his stage name from drug trafficker Freeway Rick Ross.

  • Is Ryan Seacrest's Pay in Jeopardy? This May be His Last 'American Idol' SeasonIs Ryan Seacrest's Pay in Jeopardy? This May be His Last 'American Idol' Season

    January 06 2012 9:59 PM

    There's talk, according to a story from the Hollywood Reporter, that the 37-year-old Seacrest won't be renewed at his current high pay with American Idol. That means the upcoming American Idol season could be his last.

  • BCS Championship 2012: Live Streaming, Game Time, TV for Alabama vs. LSUBCS Championship 2012: Live Streaming, Game Time, TV for Alabama vs. LSU

    January 06 2012 5:53 PM

    The SEC powerhouse teams that happen to play in the same conference division -- the SEC West -- will square off in a rematch of their regular season game that LSU won 9-6 in overtime. The Tigers ended up undefeated, effectively obliterating opponents outside of the close game with the Crimson Tide, while Alabama lost only to the Tigers.

  • NFL Playoffs 2012 Schedule: Lions Vs. Saints Game to Watch Saturday [COMPLETE SCHEDULE]NFL Playoffs 2012 Schedule: Lions Vs. Saints Game to Watch Saturday [COMPLETE SCHEDULE]

    January 06 2012 5:27 PM

    The Lions-Saints game promises to be one of the most entertaining Wild Card weekend games in years, as the two offenses are potent -- and not afraid to use it. The Lions might be the NFL turnaround team of the year, notching 10 wins, but the Saints are still a heavy favorite, and undefeated at home this season. Saints quarterback Drew Brees broke NFL records, passing for 5,476 yards and 46 touchdowns this year.

  • Savannah Smiles: New Girl Scout Cookie FactsSavannah Smiles: New Girl Scout Cookie Facts

    January 06 2012 1:38 PM

    The new Savannah Smiles Girl Scout cookie flavor, launched for the organization's annual cookie sale getting underway and in conjunction with the Girl Scouts 100th anniversay, is a lemony delight.

  • BN is No Borders, As Future Remains for America's Largest BooksellerBN is No Borders, As Future Remains for America's Largest Bookseller

    January 06 2012 12:39 PM

    Barnes & Noble, Inc. often gets an unfair rap. With the demise of Borders and the advancement of Amazon, it is easy to suggest that America's larget bookseller is ultimately doomed.

  • Dallas Earthquake 2012: Minor Shake Registers 2.0 FridayDallas Earthquake 2012: Minor Shake Registers 2.0 Friday

    January 06 2012 11:07 AM

    The earthquake occurred in Dallas at 12:11 a.m., registering a 2.0 magnitude, the USGS reported. The Dallas earthquake was centered off Northwest Highway, north of Dallas Love Field, and west of University Park in the area known as Preston Hollow.

  • 2012 Trends: 5 Items to Get Cheaper in 20122012 Trends: 5 Items to Get Cheaper in 2012

    January 06 2012 10:31 AM

    The times and trends are always changing, and some benefit consumers while others do not. But the shopping Web site dealnews did a good job in recent days noting things that will be less expensive and more expensive in 2012. Among the items that will get cheaper in 2012, according to dealnews, is wine and homes.