Articles by David Magee

151-180 (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.

U.S. Gas Prices Likely $4.25 a Gallon by Spring 2012: Analyst

Oil prices have risen recently over concern about tensions in the Middle East. Iran has threatened to close the vital Strait of Hormuz. Some one-third of all global oil tankers travel through the Strait of Hormuz, near Iran. On Tuesday, the prices of oil jumped more than $1 when Iran threatened to cut off the vital shipping route. On Wednesday, U.S. crude dropped slightly by 57 cents per gallon, to $100.77.

Mega Millions NY Winning Ticket Bought on Long Island

The ticket was bought at King Kullen store in Middle Island. For the New York resident that purchased the ticket, it was a belated Christmas gift worth $208 million from Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing as it matched all six numbers.

Mega Millions NY: $206 Million Jackpot Won

It is the second time this year that a ticket sold in New York hit a Mega Millions jackpot worth more than $200 million. The last one came in June, when 20 co-workers from a Long Island Costco store split a $201.9 million price in the multi-state lottery.

Oil Prices Hover Near $101 Amid Middle East Concerns

Talk of closing the Strait of Hormuz is generally seen as an empty threat from Iran. The U.S. State Department said it saw an element of bluster in the threat. Yet it has been made before and since nearly one-third of all tanker traffic passes through the Strait of Hormuz the concern lingers. Most, however, don't seem to think Iran could or would pull it off, for long anyway.

Obama Approval Rating Surges: Gallup

In the latest survey, 47 percent of America approve how Obama is doing his job. The results are the highest for Obama, the Democratic president seeking a second term, since July of this year. Also, it's a five percent improvement since the last Gallup survey, taken Dec. 16-18.

Conan O'Brien Pokes at Amazon Kindle Fire (See VIDEO)

The Conan O'Brien show decided to have some fun at the expense of the Kindle Fire. On the show, an actor portrays Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. He is on hand to show viewers how to fix issues with the Kindle Fire tablet. Bezos, or rather the actor playing Bezos, is sitting in a living room decorated by framed money.

Van Halen 2012 Tour: Band to Hit Road with David Lee Roth Singing (VIDEO)

The Van Halen 2012 Tour was announced on the band's Web site the day after Christmas. Roth left the band in 1985 to pursue a solo career, though he tried to return. Band guitarist Eddie Van Halen kicked Roth back out of the band again in 19996 and he blased the band in a letter to the media. Roth called Eddie Van Halen a liar in the letter.

SOPA Outrage: Reddit Users Dump Go Daddy

Selfprodigy went so far as proclaiming December 29 as a proposed boycott day for others to transfer domains from Go Daddy in protest of the company's support of SOPA. Wrote selfprodigy on reddit: ... (I am) moving my small businesses 51 domains away from them, as well as my personal domains...I'm suggesting Dec 29th as move your domain away from Go Daddy day because of their support of SOPA. Who's with me?

Texas Christmas Massacre: Gunman Dressed as Santa, Killed Family

Law enforcement officials in Dallas-suburb Grapevine, Texas said the man showed up for family Christmas in a Santa Claus outfit. The family apparently opened presents before the Santa gunman opened fire before ultimately killing himself -- seven died in the Christmas massacre in all.

Future Apple iPhones May Run on Fuel Cell

Apple has filed two patent applications related to Fuel Cell batteries, hoping to develop and launch technology that allows its devices including the iPhone, iPad tablet, and laptop computers like the MacBook go weeks without a battery charge.

Lady Gaga Sued: Ex-Assistant Claims Overworked, Underpaid

Jennifer O'Neill, 41, alleges that Lady Gaga, 25, owes her hundreds of thousands of dollars in back pay. Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, apparently employed O'Neill for 13 months in 2010 as her personal assistant during the pop icon's 2010 Monster Ball world tour.

Movie Review: 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' Has Oscar-Worthy Peformance

The performance turned in by Thomas Horn, who plans 10-year-old Oskar Schell is an Oscar-worthy effort. Schell, who was chosen for the role despite no previous acting experience other than winning $30,000 at the age of 12 on the Jeopardy! Kids Week program, reminds us that children so often has the same difficulty navigating themselves and the troubled world around them that we all do.

Christmas Massacre: Texas Family, Relatves Shot After Opening Presents

The victims, who were not identified as police worked into early morning hours the day after Christmas to solve the crime, appeared to be all related. They included four women and three men, ages 18 to 50. Grapevine police said they think the shooter was one of the dead found at the apartment -- apparently a classic murder-suicide.

Matthew McConaughey Getting Married to Camila Alves

McConaughey hasn't said whether he asked her to marry him on Christmas, or just announced it them. But the star of The Lincoln Lawyer revealed that he's getting married to model Camila Alves on his WhoSay account.

Erik Kramer's Son Dies of Heroin Overdose: Coroner's Report

The Los Angeles coroners office said 18-year-old Griffen Kramer, a backup quarterback at Thousand Oaks High school, died of acute morphone heroin toxicity, according to toxicological reports. Griffen Kramer was found dead on Oct. 30 in his Agoura Hills home.

Santa Claus Tracking to U.S.: NORAD Santa Tracker 2011

At just before six p.m. Eastern Time, Santa had visited more than 1.1 billion homes around the world and had just left Slovakia heading for Austria. By the end of his trip, Santa will visit more than three billion homes in the world.

Nike Air Jordan XI Concord Shoes Red Hot

Demand for the sneakers and chaos surrounding Nike release of the Air Jordans have caused mayhem from coast-to-coast. The new Concord is a retro model of one of the more popular Air Jordans Nike has produced. It retails for $180 in a limited release but pairs at eBay are going for much higher than that.

Naked Man Flees Ambulance, Dies on Highway

The California Highway Patrol said the man was in an ambulance in Tustin when he began acting erratically. The ambulance was heading north on Interstate 5. CHP Officer John Patterson told The Orange County Register that the driver stopped in the interstate's center divider and the man, naked, jump out the back.

How Did the Poinsettia Gets its Name?

Before that, it wasn't a popular Christmas plant in the U.S. at all. But, after Poinsett introduced the plant to the U.S., it slowly gained popularity and took the name of the ambassador, becoming known as the poinsettia.

Google Earth, NORAD Santa Tracker 2011: Santa on His Way! (VIDEO)

According to the Google Earth and NORAD Santa Tracker 2011, Santa got underway on his journey around the world early on Christmas Eve. By 9 a.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, NORAD had Santa at Canberra, Australia, heading for Hobart Tasmania before making his way tonight to the United States.

Norad Santa Tracker 2011: Find It Here! (VIDEO)

At 12 a.m. on Dec. 24 until Christmas Day you can track Santa's journey on the NORAD Santa Tracker 2011. You can also see a video below featuring Santa's tracks from NORAD Santa Tracker 2010.

Casey Anthony Update: Sued by Man That Found Caylee's Remains

Roy Kronk, a former meter reader, filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Florida against Casey Anthony saying that the 25-year-old Anthony tried to put suspicion for her two-year-old child's death on him. He is suing Casey Anthony for damages. Kronk's lawsuit argues that Anthony defamed him during her murder trial this year.

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