Question/Comment: Car companies such as Ford, GM and Toyota sell cars throughout the world. In examining the U.K. Web sites for these companies, even in cases where the car model is the same as the U.S.
By PBS NewsHour
Amid record-high gas prices, a slumping economy and consumer jitters, U.S. auto sales plummeted in June, but General Motors managed to retain its No. 1 spot ahead of Toyota thanks, in part, to a six-day sale featuring zero-percent financing offers.
Ford Motor Co. surprised Wall Street Thursday when it announced a $100 million profit for the first quarter, marking the automaker's first profitable quarter since the spring of last year.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
In an effort to stave off record losses, General Motors Corp. announced Tuesday it was offering a new round of buyouts to all 74,000 of its U.S. hourly workers represented by the United Auto Workers.
More than 30,000 auto workers at Chrysler went on strike Wednesday morning, but their union reached a settlement with the automaker by the end of the day. Washington Post automotive columnist Warren Brown provides an update.
The United Auto Workers union and General Motors reached a tentative agreement on Wednesday that includes a health care trust fund for retirees. A journalist based in Detroit explains the ramifications of the deal.
Three major U.S. automakers, including General Motors, are negotiating with United Auto Workers on wages, pension plans and health care. Analysts talk about what the industry hopes to achieve.
Plagued by poor sales and an unprofitable year, Chrysler Group, the U.S. division of German company DaimlerChrysler, announced a restructuring plan Wednesday that aims to cut 16 percent of its worldwide workforce by 2009.
Former President Ford's final memorial service was held at an Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., Wednesday. The NewsHour offers excerpts of the eulogies as he was laid to rest.
President Bush joined thousands of others who paid their final respects to former President Gerald Ford, whose body laid in state in the Capitol rotunda. The NewsHour reports on the ceremonies and remembrances, including Tuesday's state funeral in Washington, D.C.
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