Cue the apocalypse. Here are 10 news items in 2007 that no one could have predicted.
1. Fleeing Toyota
If Jim Press wasn't Mr. Toyota, he would do until the real thing came along. Press was a Toyota lifer — president of Toyota Motor North America Inc. and early this year he became the first American member of the company's board of directors in Japan. He personified the company in America. So our jaws dropped when Press left Toyota in September to become co-president and head of sales and marketing at the reconstituted Chrysler LLC.