Revenge fantasies don’t get any more fantastical than “Django Unchained,” Quentin Tarantino’s dazzlingly violent and outlandishly funny spin on Spaghetti Westerns, blaxploitation films and America’s original sin.
The head winds grew so intense during the 508-mile race through California’s Mojave Desert and Death Valley that Joshua Friedman told his teammates he thought he would be blown off his bike. Instead of tumbling down, the hedge-fund manager powered through his 86-mile leg of the Furnace Creek 508, showing little fatigue after he dismounted his bike.
Toyota Motor Corp., General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co., the three largest sellers of autos in the U.S., reported bigger sales declines than analysts projected as the industry posted its worst August in 28 years.
General Motors Co. , Toyota Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co. sales in February exceeded analysts’ estimates as rising consumer confidence boosted industrywide deliveries to the fastest pace in 18 months.