Martha Firestone Ford: Detroit Lions have come a long way since the owner called the players together and told them she was sick of losing. Photo:  Diane Weiss/Getty Images

The owner of the Detroit Lions graduated from the exclusively female Vassar College in 1946 and then sailed to Europe to embark on a continental tour (...)

Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor Co: “I know whatever I predict will be wrong because this world is changing so quickly.” Photograph: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images

“History is more or less bunk. It is tradition. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present, and the only history that is worth a tinker’s(...)

Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford was the last surviving grandchild of Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company. Photograph: Rebecca Cook/Reuters

William Clay Ford senior, the last surviving grandchild of Ford Motor company founder Henry Ford, died on Sunday at age 88, the company said. (...)