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MILAN (AP) — The Milanese opera house La Scala took another step in its artistic and managerial transition on Tuesday by confirming that Riccardo Chailly will be its new musical director, replacing Daniel Barenboim.
General Motors Tuesday named its first-ever female chief executive as the largest US automaker pivots into an era of greater autonomy following the US government's divestment of company shares. GM announced that company veteran Mary Barra would succeed Dan Akerson as chief executive on January 15. Barra, 51, currently works as executive vice president for global product development, purchasing and supply chain.