Colorado’s worst flooding in half a century killed eight people, destroyed thousands of homes and wiped out hundreds of miles of roads, yet it hasn’t damped enthusiasm in 11 counties to secede from the state.
Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp., the world’s biggest seller of gasoline-electric autos, plan to collaborate to develop a hybrid system for pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles as U.S. fuel-economy rules tighten.
Pickup trucks lined a stretch of gravel road where 150 farmers mingled between 7-foot tall cornstalks and shimmering soybeans to see which of their wealthy brethren would bid on a swath of Iowa’s richest cropland. This was a farm -- table-flat and 314 acres -- so coveted that it drew three times the usual land-sale crowd.
General Motors Co. , Ford Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. all reported improved sales in November as demand for pickups and sport-utility vehicles helped the industry match its fastest sales pace of the year.