United Auto Worker members at a Ford plant in Chicago overwhelmingly rejected a proposed labor deal Thursday, leading union leadership to prepare for a strike. All UAW locals have until Tuesday to ratify the deal.
Ford transmission will have eight speeds; EcoBoost engine, three cylinders. Ford transmission and engine are part of automakers' push to boost fuel economy.
Chrysler will keep open a suburban Detroit plant they had planned to shut down in 2012. Another Chrysler plant hosted President Obama on Friday.
Math bees and science smackdowns for teen brainiacs are on the rise, along with efforts to fuel interest in those fields.