UAW ready to wheel and deal

Jul 3, 2007
After months of discussions, parts maker Delphi came to an agreement with the United Auto Workers last week. But the UAW will be looking for better deal when it sits down to renegotiate with the Big Three automakers later this month, Alisa Roth reports.
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Past deals come back to haunt UAW

Jun 29, 2007
The U.S. auto industry is in trouble, and that means trouble for UAW members. It's a far cry from the heady days when the union could all but call the shots when negotiating with the Big Three. Alisa Roth reports.
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0% financing incentives are back

Jun 28, 2007
U.S. automakers are banking zero percent financing and rebates to clear their showrooms of 2007 model cars. Ford starts its sale today. GM did it two days ago. But what's this? Even Toyota's getting into the rebate game, Jeremy Hobson reports.
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CAFE debate spills over to House

Jun 27, 2007
The Senate last week passed an energy bill which would up the minimum fuel economy standards for automakers to a fleetwide average of 35 mpg. The auto industry hopes to remove that requirement in the House this week. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
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Auto parts won't pay the same

Jun 21, 2007
The largest U.S. auto parts maker may get its wish to slash wages by as much as half. Delphi and the United Auto Workers reportedly are very close to reaching a new labor contract deal. And workers are expected to accept it, Jill Barshay reports.
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Playing keep-away from private equity

Jun 13, 2007
News that Ford's trying to unload its British luxury brands Land Rover and Jaguar set off alarms among U.K. labor unions. They're lobbying hard to keep the companies out of the hand of private equity. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto, Canada

Ford dropping luxury lines

Jun 12, 2007
Ford announced today it's hired bankers to help figure out how to sell off its Land Rover and Jaguar lines. Kai Ryssdal talks with The New York Times' Micheline Maynard about the changes.
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Ban the beautiful people's yachts and jets

Jun 12, 2007
The Senate is working on an energy plan that would set new fuel economy standards for automobiles. Commentator Ben Stein says he's all for sound energy policy, but lawmakers are going about it all wrong.
Posted In: Auto, Washington

Ford ready to toss luxury out the window

Jun 12, 2007
The automaker is looking to sell its high-end brands Land Rover and Jaguar. The move is probably about concentrating on volume back home says analyst Andrew Wright, but Ford is taking a risk driving away from the luxury and SUV markets.
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Detroit gets serious about health insurance

May 30, 2007
Funny what labor and management are capable of when both sides are afraid of losing big. Detroit's Big Three automakers and the United Auto Workers may have actually found a win-win solution to fast-rising health care costs. Steve Tripoli has details.
Posted In: Auto, Health