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

  • GM, UAW Optimistic as Talks Continue Sunday, 23 Sep 2007 | 4:03 PM ET

    Two people who have been briefed on the talks said Saturday that bargainers reported progress toward an agreement on the linchpin of the talks, GM  funding a union-run trust that would take over much of the company's $51 billion unfunded obligation to pay health care costs for retirees.

  • GM, Union Resume Talks, Still Apart on Health Costs Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 10:56 AM ET
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    General Motorsand the United Auto Workers union resumed negotiations Friday after adjourning talks in the early hours as 73,000 GM workers returned for another day of work without a new contract.

  • GM, UAW Continue to Discuss Health Care Issue Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 4:44 PM ET

    Negotiators for General Motors and the United Auto Workers, trying to craft a new contract, are still discussing the automaker's proposal to pay the union to form a trust and take over the company's huge retiree health care obligation, according to two people who have been briefed on the talks.

  • Ford North American Sales Chief to Retire Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 11:44 AM ET

    Ford Motor on Thursday said Francisco Codina, the automaker's North American sales and marketing chief, will retire on Nov. 1 after a 30-year career with Ford.

  • GM, UAW Talks Enter Fifth Day Past Expiration Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 3:14 PM ET

    The United Auto Workers and General Motors resumed negotiations for a new labor contract on Wednesday, five days past the expiry of the previous pact.

  • The Best O.J. Memorabilia Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 2:37 PM ET
    O.J.'s Gloves

    EBay is exploding with all things O.J. In the past week, 770 Simpson-related items have been sold compared to 337 items in the three months before that time. Not everything is going to come to market, but I thought it would be fun to throw out the best of what might one day emerge.

  • Oil Surging -- Why are Big Rigs Still Selling? Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 12:12 PM ET
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    There was a time when the idea of crude oil hitting $100 a barrel would have sent the auto industry into a panic. Funny, with oil now trading at roughly $82 and with a growing number of forecasters saying $100 is a possibility, the bread and butter big rigs (SUVs, pick-ups, crossovers) are still selling. People still want them, even if there's a greater chance of gas prices rising. Why?

  • GM, UAW Contract Talks Push on, Key Issues Remain Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 11:24 PM ET
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    Negotiators for the United Auto Workers union and General Motors broke off contract talks on Tuesday night and prepared to return to the bargaining table on Wednesday as the union cautioned it could be forced to set a deadline if progress stalled.

  • GM, UAW to Continue Negotiations on New Contract Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 11:37 AM ET
    A Chevrolet dealership in Loveland, Colorado.

    Negotiators for the United Auto Workers union and General Motors were scheduled to resume discussions later on Tuesday as GM factory employees went to work as usual on the fourth day without a new contact.

  • American Cars: To Buy Or Not To Buy--Would You? Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 11:24 AM ET
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    We all know them. The person who swears they'll never drive anything but Mercedes, BMW, or Lexus. When it comes to brand loyalty and the prospect of considering different brand cars and trucks, the foreign guys have enjoyed the type of loyalty American car companies crave.

  • Ford Could Speed Cost Cuts as Economy Slows: WSJ Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 4:56 AM ET

    Ford Motor may accelerate cost cutting if a slowing U.S. economy puts the auto maker at risk of missing key financial goals in 2008 and 2009, the Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition on Tuesday, citing an interview with an executive.