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  • September 28, 2011  

    In other news Wednesday, factory workers at General Motors overwhelmingly ratified a new four-year contract. It doesn’t include any pay raises, but 48,000 hourly employees will get a $5,000 signing bonus plus profit-sharing checks. Also, gunmen in southern Afghanistan attacked and killed eight police at a checkpoint. Continue reading

  • July 27, 2011  

    The United Auto Workers union and Detroit’s Big Three automakers have opened labor negotiations for the first time since escaping a near-death experience during the recession. Jeffrey Brown discusses the negotiations and new signs of life in the auto industry with The Detroit News’ David Shepardson. Continue reading

  • March 30, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Wednesday’s query: Name: Alex Question: Maybe it’s my background as a college instructor (and union member), but … Continue reading

  • March 30, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: Alex Question: Maybe it’s my background as a college instructor (and union member), but Paul Solman’s tone in his inquiry into GM workers’ wages raised my hackles. It may be that the intent was didactic — to instruct viewers … Continue reading

  • February 1, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Today’s “Tool$ We Use” features three on the carbon emissions you generate by driving, with a bonus global warming video attached for your viewing discomfort. On the broadcast Monday: a story about electric cars, with a focus on GM’s Chevy … Continue reading

  • February 1, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Today’s Tool$ We Use features three on the carbon emissions you generate by driving, with a bonus Global Warming video attached for your viewing discomfort. On the broadcast Monday: a story about electric cars, with a focus on GM’s Chevy … Continue reading

  • January 20, 2011   BY Paul Solman and Elizabeth Shell  

    In its heyday, it boasted nearly two million people, the world’s premier automobile industry, the world’s most popular music (Motown), and perhaps the country’s most prosperous black middle class. But Detroit’s population is down 50 percent, as are wages in … Continue reading

  • January 20, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    In its heyday it boasted nearly two million people; the world’s premier industry (autos); the world’s most popular music (Motown); and perhaps the country’s most prosperous black middle class. But Detroit’s population is down 50 percent; so are wages in … Continue reading

  • January 19, 2011  

    As part of his ongoing reporting on “Making Sen$e” of financial news, business correspondent Paul Solman travels to Detroit for an update on General Motors’ electric car, the Chevy Volt, and examines how the company and the city are hoping it will usher in an economic revival. Continue reading

  • November 18, 2010  

    General Motors made a strong return to the stock market Thursday, marking a major turnaround after declaring bankruptcy and receiving a $50 billion bailout. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Michael Robinet of research group IHS Automotive and Micheline Maynard of Changing Gears, a public radio project focused on the Midwest’s future. Continue reading

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