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  • Toyota Loses Top Sales Slot to GM in Third Quarter Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 2:55 AM ET

    Toyota said Monday it sold 2.34 million vehicles globally in the July-September quarter, fewer than General Motors' tally, as its U.S. rival regained the lead in the race to be the world's top automaker.

  • UAW Vote Divided on Chrysler Deal Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 4:41 PM ET

    United Auto Workers members at a major Chrysler assembly plant in St. Louis have overwhelmingly rejected a proposed contract with Chrysler, delivering a setback to union leadership in early voting on the four-year deal. ...But a smaller local at the Chrysler engine plant in Kenosha, Wis., approved the contract by 82 percent.

  • Caterpillar, 3M: Global Growth Eases Pain Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 9:28 AM ET

    As with Union Pacific, Caterpillar came out with very cautious commentary. Caterpillar's third quarter earnings were slightly below expecations, and they lowered 2007 outlook (down 3% pre-open), but the name of the game is to lower expectations overall.

  • French Transport Strikes Move Into Day 2 Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 5:51 AM ET

    Train service started back up throughout much of France but many commuters in Paris biked, roller-bladed and even used children's scooters Friday as city transit workers kept up a second day of strikes against proposed economic reforms.

  • Riding The Rails Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 7:01 PM ET

    Earlier this year, this industry took a big hit on concerns about the housing market, but on Thursday Union Pacific (UNP) proved the railroads can still make a lot of money moving fertilizer, coal and auto parts around this county. Here’s why you may have another chance to ride the rails.

  • GM's Third-Quarter Sales Rise 4 Percent Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 9:40 AM ET
    General Motors

    General Motors said Thursday its global sales rose 4 percent to a record 2.38 million cars and trucks in the third quarter of 2007, driven by strong demand in emerging markets.

  • CSX Profit Up on Better Per-Carload Revenue Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 6:03 PM ET

    U.S. railroad CSX posted a better-than-expected profit Tuesday, citing higher revenue per carload that offset lower freight volumes. The company reported third-quarter net income of $407 million, or 91 cents per share, compared with $328 million, or 71 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • European Car Sales Shift Down in September Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 5:46 AM ET

    New car sales in Europe were slightly down in September and virtually flat over the nine months, data showed on Tuesday, as consumers remained cautious despite low interest rates amid a paucity of new car models.

  • GM Details 'Significant' Savings in UAW Pact Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 1:29 PM ET
    General Motors

    A new four-year contract between General Motors and the United Auto Workers will transfer an estimated $46.7 billion worth of retiree health care liability from the company to the union and will significantly reduce labor costs, the company said Monday.

  • Ford, UAW May Reach Deal Quickly, Analysts Say Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 4:55 PM ET

    Ford Motor, considered the weakest of the three U.S.-based automakers, could agree on a new contract with the United Auto Workers union fairly quickly and without the strikes that marked negotiations with General Motors and Chrysler, analysts said on Thursday.

  • UAW, Chrysler Reach Tentative Labor Deal Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 6:11 PM ET

    The United Auto Workers union reached a tentative labor agreement with Chrysler that includes a health care trust, ending a strike against the automaker on the same day it began.

  • Chrysler Workers Walk Out After Talks Pass Deadline Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 11:56 AM ET

    Chrysler autoworkers started to walk off the job after the automaker and the United Auto Workers union failed to settle on a tentative contract agreement before a union-imposed deadline.

  • All Aboard! Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 3:40 PM ET
    Amtrack 571

    "So when I slip it into gear, is that when you start screaming?" It's a question I ask Jake the engineer with a smile on my face, just before I start this behemoth of American muscle rolling down the tracks. "Flip the lever sideways,'" he says. "Blow the horn."

  • UAW Sets Strike Deadline in Chrysler Labor Talks Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 11:50 AM ET

    Negotiators from Chrysler and the United Auto Workers were set to resume contract talks after the union set a deadline for wrapping up negotiations this week.  The struggling No. 3 U.S. automaker has been given a 72-hour strike notice by the UAW as they negotiate a new labor agreement.

  • Ford Sales in China Gain Nearly 30 Percent Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 8:18 AM ET

    Ford Motor  said on Tuesday that its retail sales of vehicles in China rose 30 percent in the first three quarters from a year earlier to 149,455 units.

  • UAW Sets Wednesday Deadline with Chrysler Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 12:18 PM ET

    The United Auto Workers union has set a Wednesday deadline for reaching a new labor agreement with Chrysler LLC and has threatened to strike the automaker if a deal is not reached by that time.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway raises its Burlington Northern Santa Fe stake by exercising 7.8 million options to buy stock.

  • US Airways to Reduce Pittsburgh Service Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 12:53 PM ET

    US Airways Group said on Wednesday it will cut flights from its unprofitable Pittsburgh hub, a move that will cut about 450 airlines jobs in the city.

  • Driverless Truck Lurches Out of Lab Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 6:35 AM ET

    Sitting high in the cab of the hulking lime-green TerraMax truck, a driver can be excused for instinctively grabbing the steering wheel. There's no need. TerraMax is a self-driving vehicle, a prototype designed to navigate and obey traffic rules -- all while the people inside, if there are any, do anything but drive.

  • GM Sales Rise in September, While Ford, Toyota Fall Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 3:28 PM ET

    General Motors said U.S. sales rose nearly 4% in September, boosted by incentives on its pickup trucks, while Ford Motor and Toyota Motor posted declines.

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