Michael Tomsic http://kgou.org en It's Winner-Take-All In NASCAR's New Chase http://kgou.org/post/its-winner-take-all-nascars-new-chase NASCAR's old point system was a mathematical labyrinth concerned with consistency: Drivers didn't have to actually win a race to make the playoffs, as long as they were in the top 10 often enough.<p>Even NASCAR CEO Brian France has joked that fans needed a computer next to them to figure it out. Take this announcement at a race in Richmond, Va., last year:<p><blockquote><p>"Joey Logano is still barely clinging to that 10th spot in points, but he's 25th two laps down. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:40:00 +0000 Michael Tomsic 23786 at http://kgou.org It's Winner-Take-All In NASCAR's New Chase Case Sheds Light On The Murky World Of Asbestos Litigation http://kgou.org/post/case-sheds-light-murky-world-asbestos-litigation This is a case about a bankrupt company, legal shenanigans, and a rare type of cancer.<p>You may have seen TV commercials about mesothelioma, mainly caused by inhaling asbestos — minerals many companies once used in insulation and other products.<p>According to <a href="http://www.gao.gov/assets/590/585380.pdf">a 2011 report</a> from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, companies have set aside more than $30 billion for mesothelioma victims since the 1980s. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:16:00 +0000 Michael Tomsic 22553 at http://kgou.org Case Sheds Light On The Murky World Of Asbestos Litigation States Settle Into Wooing War With Bids For Boeing Plane Plant http://kgou.org/post/states-settle-wooing-war-bids-boeing-plane-plant Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Negotiations between Boeing and the machinists union in Washington State broke down again last night. The union rejected Boeing's latest contract offer. The deal would've guaranteed that production of the new 777X airplanes would stay in the Seattle area. Now, the aerospace giant may be taking those planes and thousands of jobs elsewhere.<p>Other states are eagerly courting them. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:56:00 +0000 Michael Tomsic 19183 at http://kgou.org NASCAR Champ Finds Fans With Beer, Tweets And Bangin' Fenders http://kgou.org/post/nascar-champ-finds-fans-beer-tweets-and-bangin-fenders <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfmZPCP7JhA</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:39:00 +0000 Michael Tomsic 605 at http://kgou.org NASCAR Champ Finds Fans With Beer, Tweets And Bangin' Fenders