LOS ANGELES – Spending money on a new generation of manned reconnaissance planes is certain to be controversial in an era of billion-dollar spy satellites and tight military budgets.
DETROIT – If it works, analysts predict it will have an electrifying impact on the domestic auto industry. They say GM’s plan to produce and sell an electric car is a much-needed spark for Detroit’s technological image.
LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, VA. – At age 31, Capt. Glen Gentile has a job that a lot of Americans fantasize about. An Air Force fighter pilot, he spends his days pushing his F-15 Eagle to the edge of its supersonic capability. But while Gentile enjoys the excitement of speeding through the skies faster than sound, he and others like him have begun to tire of the demands of leadership in the post-Cold War world.
LONDON – For decades, workers at Lockheed Martin’s plant in Texas built F-16 fighters that could shoot down Soviet MiGs. But coming changes in NATO now have the defense giant scrambling to sell its fighters to old foes.
MOSCOW – The possibility that the Russians are preparing to field a new, more sophisticated fighter has caught the attention of senior Air Force officers in the Pentagon and ranking lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
AUSTIN – Too much competition and too little creative design work have dropped the station wagon’s share of the U.S. car market from 12.6 percent in 1972 to only 4 percent. But some automakers have refused to write off the wagon and are aiming to bring it back.
While Ford, Chevrolet and GMC once ruled the road in full-size trucks, analysts say new entries from Dodge and Toyota will fuel competition for them and maybe even force other companies to enter the battle.
AUSTIN – They are as Texan as Justin Boots, Wrangler Jeans and long-neck beer bottles. But federal officials are expected to adopt new emissions regulations that would mess with the trucks Texans love to drive
WASHINGTON – Medical experts complain that some online pharmacies are exposing patients to doses of drugs that, depending on their personal medical histories, could be lethal or cause them to become extremely ill.
WASHINGTON — Wondering how to make holiday gift-buying seem less like a search-and-rescue mission? The Pentagon may be able to provide the answer.
DETROIT — General Motors’ Texas assembly plant has given birth to the next generation of a car that since the 1950s has symbolized prestige, wealth and power to America’s oldest generation of car buyers.
DETROIT – With sales of its Chevrolet Caprice slumping, General Motors Corp. has introduced a full-size, rear- wheel-drive “concept” car that could be offered as a replacement for the Texas-made sedan as soon as 1995.