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  • Finally, A SAG Deal, But Does Anyone Win? Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 1:49 PM ET
    Screen Actors Guild

    It's been a long 10 months since the Screen Actors Guild's contract with the major studios, the AMPTP, expired. But the long battle certainly didn't guarantee a victory. The proposed contract that SAG's board voted to approve Sunday is pretty darn similar to the deal the AMPTP offered nearly a year ago.

  • Chrysler CEO Says New Board Coming With Fiat Deal Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 10:23 AM ET

    Chrysler Chief Executive Robert Nardelli says the U.S. government and Fiat will appoint a new board of directors if Chrysler joins forces with the Italian automaker.

  • Layoffs Not an Option for Some US Companies Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 5:23 AM ET

    Revenue may be down and the pressure to slash costs intense, but some U.S. companies say job cuts are not an option.

  • Detroit Automakers' Sales Fall, but Less Than Feared Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 3:29 PM ET

    March sales fell sharply for General Motors, Ford Motor and Chrysler, but not as much as industry analysts had feared for any of the companies. Sales of Japanese automobiles also fell, though less steeply than they did for U.S. automakers.

  • Automakers Set to Report Weak March Sales Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 11:28 AM ET

    Automakers were set to release their March U.S. vehicles sales on Tuesday amid continued uncertainty about the future of U.S.-based car makers.

  • Screen Actors Guild

    Movie and TV schedules haven't been interrupted, so it's easy to forget that Hollywood is still mired in labor conflict. Screen Actors Guild members have been working without a contract since their deal with the studios expired last summer. Now a fringe group of SAG members are pointing fingers and calling names, asking the government to investigate the antitrust practices of the media giants.

  • The Twisting Road to Saving GM and Chrysler Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 12:03 PM ET

    If you thought March 31 would be the day the government would make a final pronouncement on GM and Chrysler, it's time to think again.

  • Union Debate Could Put Wal-Mart Rally on Strike Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 12:41 PM ET

    Citi analyst Deborah Weinswig downgrades Wal-Mart shares to hold from buy, citing fears that proposed legislation intended to make it easier for employees to unionize will boost Wal-Mart's labor costs and hurt its ability to compete.

  • UAW_logo_new.jpg

    This afternoon, the UAW members at Ford overwhelmingly voted in favor of changing their contract with the auto maker.

  • Recession on Track to Be Longest in Postwar Period Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | 12:24 PM ET
    Woman filing for unemployment

    Factory jobs disappeared. Inflation soared. Unemployment climbed to alarming levels. The hungry lined up at soup kitchens. It wasn't the Great Depression. It was the 1981-82 recession, widely considered America's worst since the depression.

  • Quiet Layoffs Sting Workers Without Notice Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 8:07 AM ET

    With the economy weakening, chief executives want Wall Street to see them as tough cost-cutters who are not afraid to lay off workers. But plenty of job cuts are not trumpeted in news releases, the New York Times reported.

  • Hearst Threatens to End San Francisco Paper Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 11:01 AM ET

    Hearst Corporation said Tuesday that it would close or sell The San Francisco Chronicle unless it could wring concessions from its unions, raising the prospect of San Francisco becoming the largest city in the country to lose its dominant newspaper, the New York Times reports.

  • UAW Deal Key For Ford & Big 3 Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 11:50 AM ET

    With the UAW and Ford announcing they have agreed on a plan to re-work funding of union's Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association, it is an important step not only for Ford, but GM and Chrysler as well.

  • Does the US Make Anything Anymore? Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 5:23 AM ET
    American Flag

    It may seem like the country that used to make everything is on the brink of making nothing.

  • One Month Down, Two To Go For GM And Chrysler Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 9:36 AM ET
    General Motors

    For GM and Chrysler, this is when the good stuff will start happening. After a month of seeing relatively little from GM and Chrysler about how they plan to restructure their operations, we could be on the verge of a couple busy months.

  • obama-briefs.jpg

    First, this headline: Kimberly-Clark says people are not only trading down in this economy, they're actually buying less toilet paper. Let me think this one through...

  • What Would You Do If You Were Obama? Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 12:46 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Now that he's taken the oath of office a second time, watched the Jesse White Tumblers in the inaugural parade, and danced at several balls celebrating his inauguration, President Obama faces some tough choices with the auto industry. What should he do? What would you do if you were sitting in the oval office?

  • Reality TV Suit Finally Settles Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 9:15 AM ET
    The Bachelor

    Reality TV's biggest off-air conflict just resolved with a lot more civility than anything you'll see on reality TV. Two class action suits demanding more than $4 million in overtime violations just settled.

  • The Good, Bad, And Ugly In Chrysler/Fiat Deal Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 9:34 AM ET
    Deal, Handshake

    Like a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western, the alliance between Chrysler and Fiat is an intriguing piece of work that leaves you scratching your head.

  • Bowyer: Satyam and Outsized Outsourcing Exaggerations Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 12:40 PM ET
    Jerry Bowyer

    Remember the wall to wall coverage given to the dangers of outsourcing in the run up to the 2004 presidential election? It was the shark attack story of that summer. Some of us argued that the threat was exaggerated. It turns out that the supply side of outsourcing was as over estimated as the demand side.