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  • 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
    A Chevrolet dealership in Loveland, Colorado.

    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
    2007 Lexus LS

    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.

  • GM, Union Get Back to Bargaining Table Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | 3:53 PM ET
    A Chevrolet dealership in Loveland, Colorado.

    Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers resumed contract negotiations Monday amid optimism that they are getting closer to reaching a critical contract agreement.

  • Ford/Microsoft Sync: Is 'Information Highway' Safe? Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | 11:23 AM ET
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    This morning I'm in Seattle for the roll out Ford's Sync: a software program the automaker developed with Microsoft that will allow you to send and receive text messages through your car while you are driving. In many ways, it's the first true step toward making our cars and trucks internet portals. And I have mixed feelings about it.

  • GM, Union Make Progress, Deal Seen Likely Saturday, 15 Sep 2007 | 4:57 PM ET

    Negotiators from General Motors and the United Auto Workers union were making significant progress on Saturday on a new labor contract, but major issues remained unresolved, a person close to the talks said.

  • UAW Singles Out GM, Rallies for Possible Strike Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 1:24 PM ET
    A Chevrolet dealership in Loveland, Colorado.

    Local leaders with the United Auto Workers union on Thursday began preparing to walk picket lines as soon as Friday if contract talks with General Motors break down after the UAW singled out the No. 1 U.S. automaker as its strike target.

  • GM Shares Jump on Analyst Upgrade Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 12:09 PM ET

    Shares of General Motors jumped in early trading Thursday, after a Citi Investment Research analyst lifted his rating on the automaker, citing possible outcomes from labor negotiations.

  • GM Option in UAW Talks Excludes Health Trust: WSJ Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 12:37 AM ET

    General Motors in its contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers union has proposed one option that excludes establishing a union-run healthcare trust but calls for deeper cuts in several areas, the Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition.

  • It's Time for a Trojan Edition of the Lightning Round! Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 10:19 AM ET
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    USC students fire away at Cramer on Starbucks, Under Armour, Caterpillar and more...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.