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  • Toyota "Star" Goes American (Ford): Will More Follow? Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 10:54 AM ET
    Jim Farley

    Need proof the Big 3 may be on the verge of doing some good, perhaps even great things? Check out the latest management coup with Ford hiring Jim Farley away from Toyota to become the U.S. automaker's main man running marketing and communications.

  • 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.

  • The Politics of Housing Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 2:51 PM ET

    I've been doing "live shots" on the Michigan housing market. I wish I could preview what the candidates would say about the current housing recession in our country, but they really haven't said anything, so I don't have a clue what to tell you. I do know this: the neighborhood I have been standing in is what I like to call "America." Friendly folks, living on nice little manicured lawns in nice little brick and shingled houses.

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

    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.

  • Chrysler's Turn with the UAW Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 11:04 AM ET

    Here we go again, round two of the UAW contract talks, and this time the target is Chrysler. Here in Michigan, though, I'm getting a different vibe that I did two weeks ago covering the two strike at the GM.

  • UAW, Chrysler Make Progress on Talks Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 3:14 AM ET

    Negotiators with the United Auto Workers union and Chrysler remained at the bargaining table Saturday evening as efforts to reach a tentative contract agreement intensified, a person briefed on the talks said.

  • Major Internet Firms Create One-Stop Ad Shops Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | 2:10 PM ET

    The recent rush by major Internet portals to buy advertising companies and extend their sales networks is a sign that the business of being a one-stop shop for information and entertainment isn't what it used to be.

  • Benz Still Sidelined as Daimler Name Change Looms Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 10:32 AM ET

    The great-great grandniece of German automotive pioneer Carl Benz urged DaimlerChrysler shareholders on Thursday to restore her ancestor's name to the masthead and not call the group simply Daimler.

  • GM Paves Way for Ford Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 10:54 AM ET

    The United Auto Workers gave up so much it’s inevitable the rest of Detroit will have demands of its own.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Ford/Chrysler: Will They Buy The GM/UAW Deal? Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 10:28 AM ET

    Well, that didn't take long. Just 5 days after the UAW and General Motors struck a deal there are already people complaining that they don't like the agreement and questions about whether or not it will be the pattern and language of the contracts Ford and Chrysler strike with the union. I'm not surprised, to hear the complaints.

  • UAW Locals Begin Voting on UAW-GM Contract Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 1:31 AM ET

    United Auto Workers members at a local headquartered near Detroit voted overwhelmingly on Monday to approve the union's tentative contract with General Motors in one of the first tests for the new labor pact.

  • Big 3 Automakers: Which One Will Turn It Around? Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 11:05 AM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    On a regular basis, I get some variation of this question: Which one of the Big 3 has the best shot at picking up market share and giving Toyota and Honda a run for their money. In other words, which one of Detroit's automakers has the pipeline of cars, trucks and SUV's to become the "hot" brand?

  • GM Grants U.S. Job Security Guarantees to UAW Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 3:16 PM ET

    The United Auto Workers won guarantees in its tentative contract agreement with General Motors that many new products would be built at U.S. plants to save jobs, union President Ron Gettelfinger said Friday.

  • Chevy's Hybrids To Be Game Changers? Maybe Not Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 11:33 AM ET

    After sucking fumes behind Toyota and its popular Prius, GM is stepping up to the plate with the next generation of hybrids. They are called 2-mode hybrids because they get electric motor assist in the city AND on the highway. GM unveil the first of these 2-mode hybrids today at the Texas State Fair in Dallas...

  • Stocks Rise on GM Deal, Bear Stearns Speculation Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 4:12 PM ET

    Stocks moved to session highs on Wednesday on speculation billionaire investor Warren Buffett was considering taking a 20% stake in Bear Stearns. The New York Times reported on its Web site that Bear Stearns was in serious talks with several outside investors, including Buffett.

  • GM Deal Seen Boosting Auto Industry, Economy Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 1:45 PM ET
    Auto assembly line

    General Motors' quick settlement with its major union allows the softening U.S. economy to sidestep another blow and sets the stage for similar deals that could boost domestic automakers, analysts and investors said Wednesday.

  • UAW Members Nervous, but Stoic Over GM Strike Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 3:36 PM ET

    Members of the United Auto Workers union at General Motors Corp reacted with a mixture of nervousness, surprise and stoicism Monday after their union called a strike against the top U.S. automaker.

  • GM, UAW Work to Complete Cost-Cutting Labor Deal Sunday, 23 Sep 2007 | 11:12 PM ET
    General Motors

    General Motors and the United Auto Workers union on Sunday rushed to complete a cost-cutting labor deal that would allow the top U.S. automaker to cut itself free from a $50 billion retiree health-care burden.