Yearly Archives: 2014
  • Will aluminum lighten Ford's load?

    After its metal makeover, F-150 will become more fuel-efficient, but it's unclear if the change will alter the truck's strong image.

    By Doron Levin

    FORTUNE -- Ford Motor Co.'s decision to build its new F-150 with a mostly aluminum body is a moonshot, the first time an automaker has employed so much of the metal in a mainstream vehicle. The new F-150 will appear later this year and is Ford's single MORE

    Jan 31, 2014 11:43 AM ET
  • Super Bowl smackdown: Corporate edition

    With the Denver vs. Seattle Super Bowl matchup set, we took a look at the Fortune 500 companies in each city. Then we reached out to them to seek some executive trash talk.

    By Daniel Roberts, writer-reporter

    FORTUNE -- If there's any scenario in which it's acceptable to wear a football jersey to the office, it's probably when the home team is playing in the Super Bowl.

    That's the case this week MORE

    - Jan 31, 2014 5:00 AM ET
  • The Pink Zone: Why Detroit is the New Brooklyn

    Detroit may not the richest U.S. city, but it's a place where millennials can build wealth

    By Andres Duany

    FORTUNE -- Detroit is going to be the next "Brooklyn." Perhaps not all of Detroit. But certainly a portion of the city has the potential to become as rich and thriving as New York's trendiest borough.

    Hope for Detroit would seem far-fetched if you had been on the "pornography of ruins" tour I have MORE

    Jan 30, 2014 10:09 AM ET
  • Jamba Juice tries something new: Serious juicing

    Whether consumers will kale up to the bar is another matter.

    By Beth Kowitt, writer

    FORTUNE -- There's one major juice-related trend that Jamba Juice (JMBA) has missed over the past half-decade or so -- and that's serious juicing. Now, the $230 million-a-year purveyor of fruit smoothies says it's pushing hard into the pulverization business.

    The Emeryville, Calif. company, which has long sold the staples of the fresh-squeezed realm -- orange and MORE

    Jan 29, 2014 11:38 AM ET
  • Diamond Foods' identity crisis

    After paying $5 million to settle SEC accounting fraud charges, Diamond Foods can now focus on the fundamentals.

    FORTUNE -- Diamond Foods (DMND) was already well on its way earlier this month toward getting past its problems when it settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission for $5 million on allegations that it cooked the books in 2010 and 2011 to boost its results. But the San Francisco-based Diamond, which MORE

    - Jan 29, 2014 9:54 AM ET
  • Paradise lost? How garden suburbs can save Detroit

    The architect Robert A.M. Stern's new 1,072-page opus hails an oft-forgotten kind of neighborhood he thinks could be key to the future of our cities.

    By Leigh Gallagher, assistant managing editor

    FORTUNE -- It's humbling to write a book only to have a brand new tome on the same topic, one that dwarfs it in every possible way, land on your desk with a thud -- a very loud thud.

    Last MORE

    Jan 28, 2014 9:00 AM ET
  • Toyota's hydrogen-powered gamble on the future

    The Japanese automaker's fuel-cell car hits the market next year, despite widespread skepticism about the lack of an infrastructure for hydrogen.

    By Doron Levin

    FORTUNE -- Toyota Motor is getting set to defy naysayers once more. This time, Toyota's initiative is the first commercial hydrogen-powered fuel-cell car, which the Japanese automaker said it will sell starting next year.

    Toyota (TM) showed a prototype it calls FCV at the North American International Auto Show MORE

    Jan 27, 2014 12:04 PM ET
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