Articles by David Magee

121-150 (out of 1264) 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.

New Year Resolutions: Rupert Murdoch Twitter Starts 2012

He had a year plagued by scandal at News Corp. in 2011, and he was accused of working too hard to avoid public comment. But Rupert Murdoch is starting 2012 off in a different way -- he's opened a Twitter account and apparently isn't afraid to tweet.

Mass. Trooper Mistakes Dogs for Deer; Shoots Woman Walking Retrievers

An off-duty state trooper hunting in Massachusetts thought he saw deer. He fired, hitting and wounding a 66-year-old woman who was out walking her dogs instead. He thought the dogs were deer, but in fact they were two retrievers out for a walk with their owner, the woman who was shot and injured.

After Scandals, Rupert Murdoch of News Corp. Takes to Twitter in 2012

The media mogul's Twitter handle is rupertmurdoch. And in the first day of tweets he had almost 50,000 followers. He didn't let them down, either, delivering tweets with perspective on the New Year and more. A spokesperson for News International confirmed that the user rupertmurdoch wasn't a fake -- it is really Murdoch.

Dennis Rodman Basketball Team to Feature Topless Women

Rodman knew that Rick's Cabaret had momentarily launched a topless basketball league with Spud Webb, a former NBA star with the Atlanta Hawks. Currently, Webb is in charge of the NBA Development League team the Texas Legends. But Rodman hopes his topless team -- once he gets it together -- can face Rick's Cabaret's team in a charity game.

Winter Classic 2012: Ilya Brzygalov Announces He's Sitting (VIDEO)

The drama happened on New Year's, one day before the big game. Reporters covering the Flyers practice asked Sergei Bobrovsky who was starting in the goal. They were told, It's very confidential. The coach, Peter Laviolette, had planned to announce it today, just before the game. On Sunday, he said there was no decision yet.

Argentina Governor Shot in Head, Killed; Wife Questioned

Gov. Soria and his wife, Susana, were reportedly in their bedroom early Sunday after spending New Year's Eve at their home in General Roca, according to authorities. Emergency personnel received a call and arrived at the home just before 5 a.m., local media reported. Gov. Soria was found bleeding in bed, yet alive. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Japan Earthquake 2012: Strong Quake Shakes New Year's Day

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 shook Japan off the country's coast on Sunday, the first day of the new year, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS said the earthquake struck 495 kilometers (307 miles) south-southwest of Tokyo.

Rodman to Launch Topless Team: Rick Cabaret vs. Headquarters Gentleman's Club?

Rodman heard that Rick's Cabaret was launching a topless basketball league with Spud Webb, a former NBA star with the Atlanta Hawks. Currently, Webb is in charge of the NBA Development League team the Texas Legends. Rodman hopes his topless team and face Rick's Cabaret's team in a charity game, according to

Lindsay Lohan Angered by New Year's Eve Claim

Lohan's rep Honig concurred that Lohan will not be in Dubai, according to TMZ: Lindsay is not going to Dubai, nor had she ever considered doing so. She will be spending New Year's Eve in Los Angeles with a few close friends and family.

Strait of Hormuz, Iran Threat Looms Large Into 2012 for U.S., World

As America begins to put its military pieces back together again after the end to a nine-year campaign in Iraq amid threats from Iran that it may close the Strait of Hormuz, the most vital corridor for oil-tanker traffic in the world, the reality is that another conflict may be looming in the Middle East.

New Year's Eve 2012: Georgia Town Drops Possum to Celebrate

The Possum Drop New Year's Eve celebration in Tallapoosa is an annual event for the west Georgia town. Some 4,000 spectators are expected to turn out for this year's possum drop. It's not like the tens of thousands who watch the ball drop in New York, but it's a big event for Tallapoosa.

Mega Millions NY Lottery Winner AWOL -- So Far

Somebody in New York had a very lucky day this week, claiming the Mega Millions jackpot worth $206 million. Or maybe that person wasn't so lucky, since they haven't stepped forward yet with the winning ticket.

Want a Bite of Horse Meat? Concept Gains Momentum

Among the trends that seems to be gaining momentum heading into 2012 is eating horse meat. It all started over the likelihood that horse slaughter will return to the U.S. early in the next year since Congress changed federal funding to permit horse slaughterhouses in America after a five year ban.

Ron Paul 2012: Key Iowa Bachmann Supporter Switches to Paul Days Before Vote

Sorenson had championed Bachmann, and had attended an event for her as recent as Wednesday afternoon. Hours later, according to the Des Moines Register, Sorenson appeared at a Ron Paul rally announcing his endorsement. Sorenson was first elected to Iowa's state senate in 2010, in part due to support from Paul. Announcing his Paul endorsement at the rally Wednesday before a crowd estimated at 500, the news was greeted with robust applause.

Kim Jong-Il Funeral: Fake Mourners in North Korea?

Video seen of Kim Jong Il's funeral procession on a cold, snowy day in North Korea's capital of Pyohgyang shows that many in North Korea were apparently moved to tears by his death and funeral procession. Some wonder if it was all a fake, however.

Dog Wearing Santa Pants Video Goes Viral (See VIDEO)

Seems it doesn't take much these days to have a hot viral video but a pet that does something funny.. And so goes a video that's hot on YouTube and being shared around the social Web that features a dog wearing Santa pants that runs down the stairs on its front legs.