America's big three automakers all experienced double-digit sales growth in 2011, helping the U.S. market continue its rebound from a dismal 2009. With annual reports out today, Chrysler says its sales were up 26 percent, while General Motors and Ford Motor Co. reporting gains of 13 and 11 percent, respectively.
Saying he's there "to make sure we make Mitt Romney the next president of the United States of America," 2008 Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain just returned to New Hampshire to endorse the White House bid of his one-time rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
McCain and Romney fought a hard battle for the GOP nomination n 2008, after which Romney endorsed the Arizona senator.
Classical WNIU encourages you to be in the audience this Saturday evening as the Rockford Symphony Orchestra performs its final "Classics Series" concert of the season. The RSO will have your toes tapping with a wonderful program of Symphonic Dances featuring the music of Coolidge, Bernstein, and Rachmaninov.
Dance and music are ancient – inseparable! - partners in melody, rhythm, and movement. Peggy Stuart Coolidge drew inspiration from American folk dance... while Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story harnessed the drama of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and set it to the music of contemporary New York. Sergei Rachmaninov’s last composition, Symphonic Dances, sums up his illustrious career with one final masterpiece.
For four years, an Iraqi named Tariq worked for the U.S. military as a translator. He's faced death threats from other Iraqis and asked to be identified by only his first name for his protection. Once the troops pulled out of the country, he lost his job and the on-base security that came with it.
Rep. Michele Bachmann suspended her campaign. Texas Gov. Rick Perry headed home to reassess his bid after Iowa. And while Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Rep. Ron Paul carry the momentum into New Hampshire and South Carolina, Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman promise to continue their campaigns.
The Republican National Committee declared Mitt Romney the winner in Iowa, but all three top candidates claim victory. The verdict came late, and Romney and former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum had the closest finish ever in a presidential caucus. Rep. Ron Paul placed a close third.
Boeing Co. says it will shut down its Wichita facility, which specializes in maintaining and modifying the company's planes for military or government use. The plant is slated to close by the end of 2013.
The closure could devastate a portion of the local economy, according to The Wichita Eagle:
Charlie Rose may very well be the best interviewer on the planet. If there's something important in the news, chances are he has left his mark on the story — from the events unfolding in North Korea to the modern relevance of Shakespeare.