An onslaught of fast-falling snow, whipping winds and bitter cold socked parts of the Northeast on Thursday, spurring a slew of travel woes, highway closures and worries that the headaches will only get worse as temperatures fall further.
Big donors were feeling particularly generous last year with their favorite charities.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife made the biggest single donation: 990 million dollars to the Silicon Valley community foundation.
Ford will debut a solar-powered electric car at the Consumer Electronics Show next week.
The car, a concept vehicle not ready for dealer showrooms, is a version of the C-Max Energi plug-in car already sold by Ford.