An injured Kurdish defender recounts fighting against the jihadists, including seeing decapitated villagers and evidence of drug use
Companies have sweeping discretion to effectively regulate what their workers do outside of work, including running for elected office
Some reformers of Social Security focus on squeezing more money out of working Americans and their employers. Why not focus on incentives to keep older Americans working?
The health network has genetic data on more than 210,000 members
New tapes provide an unprecedented look into how bank examiners defer to the banks they are supposed to police
A handful of companies in the U.S. still paint large-scale, photorealistic advertisements
A developer builds an over-the-top mansion and waits for a buyer
MBAs will explore the artist and national treasure's marketing strategy in an upcoming case study
To address environmental and quality of life concerns, Bruges has approved a pipeline connecting De Halve Maan brewery to its bottling facility
William James: City of Toronto Archives
As the auto industry contemplates radical restructuring to save itself, one of the likely fallouts will be the demise of a familiar brand or two. But while disruptive we have to remember this is nothing new. The history of the automotive industry is littered with the remains of defunct brands. Since Karl Benz drove his four-stroke cycle gasoline engine in Germany in 1885, there have been literally hundreds of auto manufacturers. Some, like Autoette and the Bugmobile, had the life span of a May fly. Others, like Packard and Plymouth, were once-mighty marques that were in business for decades before disappearing. And that’s just in the U.S.
The same story is true across Europe and, to a much lesser extent, Japan. Who now remembers cars with exotic names such as the Armstrong Siddeley or the Hispano-Suiza? To jog your memory, or to at least learn about cars that in their day were every bit as well-known as Cadillac and Chrysler are now, but have since gone to the great junk heap in the sky, read on.
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