BC-US--Business News Digest, US
NOLAN BUSHNELL-FINDING THE NEXT STEVE JOBS
SAN FRANCISCO â¿¿ Nolan Bushnell never appeared in Apple's "think different" ads, even though the company was riffing on an iconoclastic philosophy that he embraced while running video game pioneer Atari in the early 1970s. Atari's refusal to be corralled by the status quo was one reason Jobs started working for Bushnell in 1974 as an unkempt, contemptuous 19-year-old. In a new book, Bushnell writes about the unorthodox thinking that fosters the breakthroughs that became Jobs' hallmark as the co-founder and CEO of Apple. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke.
AP photos.PANERA-PAY WHAT YOU WANT ST. LOUIS â¿¿ Order a bowl of turkey chili at a St. Louis-area Panera Bread and it'll cost you a penny. Or $5. Or $100. In other words, whatever you decide. Three years after launching the first of five pay-what-you-want cafes, the suburban St. Louis-based chain brings the concept to its latest charitable venture starting Wednesday. By Jim Salter. AP photos. NEW YORK AUTO SHOW: â¿¿ AUTO SHOW-FOUR QUESTIONS-VOLKSWAGEN â¿¿ Volkswagen's U.S. chief discusses sales goals, the growth in diesel-powered cars and changing the Golf compact more to the liking of U.S. drivers. â¿¿ AUTO SHOW-THREE QUESTIONS-TOYOTA â¿¿ Jim Lentz, soon to be the head of Toyota's North American operations, discusses the company's U.S. performance. â¿¿ AUTO SHOW-HOT WHEELS-Z/28 CAMARO â¿¿ Chevrolet is bringing back the Z/28 Camaro, the car that every high school boy wanted in the 1970s. â¿¿ AUTO SHOW-HOT WHEELS-TOYOTA HIGHLANDER â¿¿ Toyota gives its Highlander family hauler a more athletic look, which should allow the SUV to better compete with the Ford Explorer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. â¿¿ AUTO SHOW-HOT WHEELS-KIA SOUL â¿¿ The latest version of Kia's funky urban SUV has more room inside for its dancing rodent mascots. â¿¿ AUTO SHOW-HOT WHEELS-BMW DIESEL 3-SERIES â¿¿ BMW is giving fans of its 3-Series more room and better gas mileage in two important variations of the small luxury sports sedan.
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