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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.
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Stocks rallied sharply during the week after the Federal Reserve surprised investors with a deeper-than-expected interest-rate cut.
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.
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.
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Stocks closed higher for the second straight session as Wall Street continued to celebrate Tuesday's half-point rate cut and analysts looked to the Fed for further action. "We got a Christmas present yesterday and we'll take it, but the game is not over yet," said Gregory Church, chief investment officer at Church Capital Management.
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.
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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.
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.
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Stocks closed moderately lower as traders remained cautious ahead of the most anticipated Federal Reserve meeting in years. "It's been sort of a nervous Monday," said Bob Nunn, chief operating officer at Cohen Specialists. "The market wants to see a 50 basis-point cut and comments that we could see cuts in the future. I suspect we're setting ourselves up for a bit of a disappointment."
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.
This afternoon negotiators for GM and the UAW resumed talks to iron out a new contract. Despite the growing sense in Detroit that the two sides are close to deal, it may be while before we see an agreement in principal. Why?
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Contract talks between General Motors and the United Auto Workers union resumed late Sunday morning after negotiators talked all day Saturday, a person familiar with the talks said.
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.
Stocks ended higher as investors widely expected the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates, but gains were tempered due to uncertainty regarding the magnitude of easing. The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a weekly gain of 2.6%, the S&P 500 rose 2.1% and the Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.4%.