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UAW, DCX Talking Healthcare
UAW, DCX Talking Healthcare

The United Auto Workers has granted Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. concessions on the healthcare benefits for union workers, albeit reluctantly. But when it comes to DaimlerChrysler, the signals for a deal on healthcare are altogether more ambiguous. Both Dieter Zetsche, DaimlerChrysler...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Jan. 25, 2006

DC Cutting Jobs at Home; Chrysler, Benz to Grow Closer Some European reporters still refer to the German-American automaker as "Daimler-Chrysler." But in a press conference this morning, CEO Dieter Zetsche told reporters and analysts, "Today, you can eliminate that hyphen." Zetsche says that with...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Jan. 24, 2006

Ford Charts The "Way Forward" Ending months of speculation, Ford Motor Co. officials finally lifted the veil of secrecy surrounding their "Way Forward" turnaround plan, announcing 14 parts and assembly plants will close between now and 2012, while as many as 30,000 hourly and salaried jobs, and 12...Read More»

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2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part III

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Hyundai Strengthens its U.S. Position Hyundai Motor America President and CEO Bob Cosmai briefly mentioned that this year is Hyundai’s 20th anniversary in America — the Unites States of, that is. According to Cosmai’s address, the automaker...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Dec. 7, 2005

GM Brings Back  Henderson ; Devine Retiring A shake-up in senior management has been approved by a shaken General Motors board of directors, but the move leaves some observers wondering if there could be more to follow soon after the New Year. The most significant - and unexpected - change comes...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Dec. 5, 2005

  WSJ: Ford Closing  Atlanta, St. Paul and St. Louis Plants Three Ford Motor Company production facilities could be shuttered in a turnaround plan due from the automaker in January, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ reports today in its online edition that Ford is...Read More»

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Industry Report: Dec. 5, 2005

Jeep Prices Porsche-Slaying SRT8 Grand Cherokee The new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will cost about half as much as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo it beats in a 0-60 run, the Chrysler Group said in a release on Thursday. The new HEMI-powered SUV will sport a base price tag of $39,995 when it goes on sale...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Dec. 1, 2005

Suzuki's New SX4 Takes on Sportage Et Al The new compact Suzuki SUV headed for these shores will be dubbed the SX4, the Japanese automaker announced on Wednesday. In a brief release, Suzuki confirmed that the new global ute will be adapted to be sold in the U.S. alongside Suzuki’s existing Grand...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Nov. 30, 2005

TCC Drives: 2006Toyota RAV4 There's big news for the new RAV4, headed to dealerships soon: V-6 power and third-row seats. V-6 power in the RAV is a long time coming, but third-row seats? Really? That's what we thought when we first heard the news. How could they cram in that third row? But the RAV4...Read More»

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Marketing Report: Nov. 28, 2005

Hyundai Shows '07 Santa Fe, Prices Azera Hyundai HQ in South Korea has released the first photos of the new Santa Fe online at its Korean-language Web site. The new Santa Fe hasn't yet been shown for U.S. journalists or shoppers, and as such, there's precious little information about the new SUV...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Nov. 21, 2005

Ford Set to Trim 4000 Jobs Ford Motor Co. took the first step in its next restructuring by confirming it plans to trim up to 4000 white-collar jobs in North America by the end of March. Mark Fields, Ford president of the Americas, disclosed the plan in an e-mail distributed to Ford employees. The...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Nov. 18, 2005

Ferrari Shows Student Concepts Together with design house Pininfarina, and with the support of aluminum space-frame producer Alcoa, Ferrari has organized a contest for automotive designers of the four most prestigious schools in the world. Students of the Center for Creative Studies inDetroit, the...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Nov. 17, 2005

Delphi Contract Offer "Ridiculous," Says UAW The war of words over the bankruptcy filing at Delphi is heating up, with UAW leader Ron Gettelfinger calling the supplier’s proposed wage cuts “ridiculous.” The Associated Press reports that Gettelfinger would not reveal the content of the latest...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Nov. 15, 2005

Phaeton Dumped from VWoA Lineup The $70,000 Phaeton sedan will exit Volkswagen'sU.S. sales lineup early next year as the German automaker realigns its future product plans with the vision of its new leader, former Chrysler exec Wolfgang Bernhard. The Phaeton move will also reconcile VW's lineup...Read More»

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Live From Vegas: 2005 SEMA Show

2005 SEMA Show, Part II (11/2/2005) Subaru spec.B, Honda's hardcore Civic, Hyundai's new Accent hatch. SEMA Making Warranty Pledge It’s the era of customization, and the numbers show that American motorists are spending record amounts to personalize their vehicles. Retail spending on products...Read More»

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Green Machines Color Tokyo Show

Green Machines Color Tokyo Show White has traditionally been the most popular color for Japanese motorists, but at this year's Tokyo Motor Show, the dominant hue is green. Automakers have filled Makuhari Messe with an assortment of environmentally-friendly hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles, though...Read More»

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2005 Tokyo Show: Last Words

TCC's Auto Show Index by TCC Team (10/3/2005) Our coverage of the world's major auto shows, year to year. 2005 Tokyo Motor Show Index by TCC Team (10/18/2005) Best New Concept: I have a handful of concepts that really impressed me, amidst all of Tokyo ’s traditional goofy-mobiles. There was the...Read More»

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SPECIAL REPORT: 2005 Tokyo Motor Show

SPECIAL REPORT: 2005 Tokyo Motor Show TCC's Auto Show Index by TCC Team (10/3/2005) Our coverage of the world's major auto shows, year to year. 2005 Tokyo Motor Show Index by TCC Team (10/18/2005) Lexus LF-Sh By all official accounts, the Lexus sedan shown on the stands at this year's Tokyo Motor...Read More»

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2005 Tokyo Motor Show

2005 Tokyo Motor Show Index by TCC Team (10/18/2005) Nissan GT-R Nissan's eagerly-awaited GT-R sports car has come a long way since CEO Carlos Ghosn promised to put it back into production during the 2001 Tokyo Motor Show. Four years later, a new show car, dubbed the GT-R Proto is back on the...Read More»

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