The solution to the Big 3's problems
I've come up with the solution to the Big 3 automakers' problems. All they need to do is load up a few huge ships with a bunch of cars and trucks and send them around the Horn of Africa. The pirates will take care of the rest and they can collect the insurance money. This isn't ideal for the insurance industry, but oh well.
$150M in ransoms paid to pirates
Why on Earth do ships continue to travel in that area and why in the heck are companies paying these jerks randsom? If somebody blew a few of these ships out of the water instead of constantly caving into the pirate's demands the rest of them might think twice about jacking another ship. The U.S. navy could use them for a little free target practice.