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UAW Delays Strike Vote at Delphi
UAW Delays Strike Vote at Delphi

Delphi CEO Hopes for No Strike by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Company can restructure without shutdown, Miller says. Delphi Asks Court to Toss Contracts by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Supplier plots new course — and asks the judge to turn it that way. The United Auto Workers is holding off on...Read More»

Daily Edition: Apr. 7, 2006 post thumbnail
Daily Edition: Apr. 7, 2006

Audi Unveils 2007 TT Apparently, Audi just couldn't wait. The German automaker was all set to lift the veil on its next-generation TT at the New York International Auto Show, next week. But Audi decided not to wait for theNew York show, a lightly attended event for the European press, and unveiled...Read More»

Daily Edition: Apr. 5, 2006 post thumbnail
Daily Edition: Apr. 5, 2006

Mazda CX-9 Is No Stretch Mazda will bring its new CX-9 crossover to the New York auto show next week, but Ford’s Japanese affiliate is careful to announce that the new seven-seater isn’t mechanically related to the five-seat CX-7 it showed at this January’s Los Angeles auto show. The CX-9 has...Read More»

No Silver Bullet for Clean Cars, Expert Says post thumbnail
No Silver Bullet for Clean Cars, Expert Says

“There is no silver bullet” — no single, advanced powertrain technology that will solve the country’s need to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency, said Jeff Alson, director of the EPA’s office for Transportation and Air Quality. Alson was one of six speakers to outline what is...Read More»

Daily Edition: Apr. 3, 2006 post thumbnail
Daily Edition: Apr. 3, 2006

Hybrids Lose Lifetime Energy Battle, Study Says Hybrid advocates trumpet the environmental benefits of the gas-electric vehicles. But a new study says that the overall energy picture for hybrid vehicles isn't as favorable as it seems. CNW Marketing Research, of Bandon, Ore., says that when the...Read More»

Daily Edition: Mar. 31, 2006 post thumbnail
Daily Edition: Mar. 31, 2006

GM's Big Friday-Selling GMAC, Delphi In Court? General Motors could be spending much of today in front of the press, with both its ongoing sale of GMAC and supplier Delphi's battle with the UAW possibly coming to a head. In the first action, the ongoing negotiations for a majority stakeholder at...Read More»

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Breaking News: Delphi and Unions Collide

The day of reckoning has come. With its two key unions, the UAW and IUE, rejecting demands for massive pay cuts, bankrupt auto supplier Delphi has gone back to court. It is seeking to have its labor contracts voided, while also cutting thousands of jobs. Union officials, meanwhile, are passing out...Read More»

Daily Edition: Mar. 30, 2006 post thumbnail
Daily Edition: Mar. 30, 2006

Delphi, UAW Brace For Collision Delphi Corp. and the United Auto Workers appeared to be on collision course as the union flatly rejected the company's latest contract proposal, which would have reduced by 18 percent the compensation of Delphi's workers to $22 per hour, starting July 1. Under terms...Read More»

Daily Edition: Mar. 27, 2006 post thumbnail
Daily Edition: Mar. 27, 2006

IRL Driver Paul Dana Killed at Homestead IRL IndyCar Series rookie Paul Dana, 30, was fatally injured in a two-car crash during the morning warm-up prior to Sunday's season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway. At 10:03 am, just three minutes into the 30-minute session, Ed Carpenter spun his No. 20...Read More»

Daily Edition: Mar. 28, 2006 post thumbnail
Daily Edition: Mar. 28, 2006

GM Says Pricing Is Working Despite an anticipated one-percent decline in its first-quarter market share, General Motors' marketing czar insists the automaker's "value pricing" strategy is working. Since last autumn, the troubled automaker has trimmed prices on the vast majority of its cars...Read More»

Marketing Report: Mar. 27, 2006 post thumbnail
Marketing Report: Mar. 27, 2006

Nissan Plans New York Debut for New Altima The New York auto show will be the first public display of the new 2007 Nissan Altima, the company confirmed on Wednesday. A new body style arrives in 2007 on a new "D" platform, promising better body rigidity and a newly penned suspension. Nissan's...Read More»

Sweeping Buyout Planned at GM post thumbnail
Sweeping Buyout Planned at GM

The United Auto Workers has reached agreements with Delphi Corp. and General Motors Corp. on a restructuring plan that will speed up the retirement or transfer of more than 100,000 blue-collar workers from both companies. GM officials also said the agreement will include a combination of...Read More»

Daily Edition: Mar. 23, 2006 post thumbnail
Daily Edition: Mar. 23, 2006

Nissan Plans New York Debut for New Altima The New York auto show will be the first public display of the new 2007 Nissan Altima, the company confirmed on Wednesday. A new body style arrives in 2007 on a new "D" platform, promising better body rigidity and a newly penned suspension. Nissan's...Read More»

GM, UAW Reach Delphi Deal post thumbnail
GM, UAW Reach Delphi Deal

Sweeping Buyout Planned at GM The United Auto Workers has reached agreements with Delphi Corp. and General Motors Corp. on a restructuring plan that will speed up the retirement or transfer of more than 100,000 blue-collar workers from both companies. GM officials also said the agreement will...Read More»

Daily Edition: Mar. 22, 2006 post thumbnail
Daily Edition: Mar. 22, 2006

Smart Sale Sidelined Shareholders are pressing DaimlerChrysler AG's top management about the company's plans for its money-losing small-car unit Smart, and its Maybach superluxury brand. A resolution calling for a full accounting of the company's spending on smart and Maybach could be presented at...Read More»

Daily Edition: Mar. 20, 2006 post thumbnail
Daily Edition: Mar. 20, 2006

GM, UAW Near Deal on Buyouts General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers are reporting progress on reaching an agreement that would offer early retirement buyouts to thousands of General Motors Corp. and Delphi Corp. workers. The agreement, however, would not eliminate the threat of a...Read More»

Industry Report: Mar. 20, 2006 post thumbnail
Industry Report: Mar. 20, 2006

GM Revises 2005 Losses Up to $10B General Motors says that it's revising its 2005 accounting to reflect even deeper losses in its automotive businesses. The changes will mean that GM lost $2 billion more in 2005 than previously reported, for a total of $10.6 billion. GM says restructuring costs...Read More»

World Report: Mar. 20, 2006 post thumbnail
World Report: Mar. 20, 2006

MG Rover Auctions Its Past The vultures are circling, picking over the bones of what used to be Britain's last volume car manufacturer. MG Rover went to the wall last summer, and now all that remains - from the valuable to the trivial - is being split up. The Heritage Motor Centre, one of the...Read More»

Daily Edition: Mar. 16, 2006 post thumbnail
Daily Edition: Mar. 16, 2006

Spy Shots: '07 Ford Escape We caught Ford's revamped Escape on public roads without its front- end camouflage, revealing the new mini-ute's completely new face for the first time. Early sightings of the Escape in various states of undress left us puzzled, as its bodysides seemed to go more car-like...Read More»

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