Revenue may be down and the pressure to slash costs intense, but some U.S. companies say job cuts are not an option.
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 were set to release their March U.S. vehicles sales on Tuesday amid continued uncertainty about the future of U.S.-based car makers.
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.
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.
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.
This afternoon, the UAW members at Ford overwhelmingly voted in favor of changing their contract with the auto maker.
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.
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 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.
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.
It may seem like the country that used to make everything is on the brink of making nothing.
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.
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...
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'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.
Like a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western, the alliance between Chrysler and Fiat is an intriguing piece of work that leaves you scratching your head.
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.
With the Screen Actors Guild leadership pushing for its members to vote to authorize a strike, Hollywood has been buzzing about how bad another work stoppage would be for the industry at this already precarious economic time.
The announcement by UAW President Ron Gettlefinger that his union may make material changes to its contract to help the Big 3 is a big deal.