Brett LoGiurato

  • Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Cut Gold Output Estimate on Grasberg Strike

    March 15 2012 3:24 PM EDT

    Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) said Thursday that it has resolved a labor dispute with PT Freeport Indonesia workers at its Grasberg mining and milling operations, but that the work stoppage will cost the company production and sales of a significant amount of copper and gold.

  • The Chinese national flag is seen in the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai
    China Foreign Direct Investment Sinks for Fourth Straight Month

    March 15 2012 1:05 PM EDT

    China's foreign direct investment in February fell for the fourth straight month as companies tightened spending amid a slowdown in the world's second-largets economy and the ongoign European sovereign debt crisis.

  • A worker inspects a Land Rover Discovery on the production line at their Production Facility in Solihull
    India to Surpass Japan as No. 2 Asian Car Market by 2016

    March 14 2012 4:31 PM EDT

    India will surpass Japan as the No. 2 vehicle market in Asia by 2016, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal based on data and research from IHS Automotive. The report also says that auto sales in China, Asia and the world's largest market, will continue to grow steadily through the rest of the decade.

  • General Motors issued fourth-quarter results Thursday.
    Mexican Auto Industry Production Up 24 Percent in Anticipation of Trade Agreement Restructuring

    March 14 2012 12:53 PM EDT

    Mexico's auto industry produced 24 percent more cars and light trucks in February compared with the year-ago period, reaching a record high.

  • Citibank
    Fed Stress Test Results: Citi, SunTrust Fail, JP Morgan Passes

    March 13 2012 5:07 PM EDT

    Citigroup Inc., the third-largest U.S. bank, and SunTrust Banks Inc. failed the Federal Reserve's latest stress test because they lack enough capital to endure a hypothetical shock to the U.S. economy, the central bank said Tuesday.

  • Investment management firm Loomis Sayles is bullish U.S. stocks for 2012 and beyond
    Stocks Soar Midday on Retail Sales Report, Fed Statement

    March 13 2012 3:35 PM EDT

    U.S. stocks soared Tuesday in afternoon trading, amid strong reports of retail sales and business inventories and buoyant sentiments from the Federal Reserve.

  • Report: Costco Aims for 3 More Australian Warehouses by 2013
    US Business Inventories Expand On Auto Dealer Restocking

    March 13 2012 11:04 AM EDT

    Business inventories beat expectations in January, increasing 0.7 percent to a record level as auto dealers replenished their stocks to keep pace with rising demand from consumers.

  • Gas Price Rise Spurs Highest-Ever Fuel Economy Average Of Sold Vehicles

    March 12 2012 6:08 PM EDT

    In an auto industry placing increased emphasis on fuel economy in its vehicles, Ford Motor Co. serves as the poster child. The average fuel economy of Ford's sold passenger vehicles and trucks jumped by an average of 4.9 miles per gallon in February from the year-ago period. Unsurprising in those results is the credit due to the Ford Fusion and Focus, on which the company has placed an emphasis on greater fuel economy.

  • JetBlue
    JetBlue Airways Traffic Jumps 17.4% in February

    March 12 2012 4:27 PM EDT

    JetBlue Airways Corp. (NASDAQ: JBLU) saw its airline traffic jump an astounding 17.4 percent in February, the company announced Monday in a press release.

  • Visteon To Sell Automotive Lighting Business to India's Varroc Group

    March 12 2012 11:02 AM EDT

    Auto parts maker Visteon Corp. said Monday that it will sell its automotive lighting business to the India-based Varroc Group for $92 million in cash, a deal the company expects to close in the third quarter of 2012.

  • Iron and Steel Industry in China
    China Economic Slowdown: Could It Bring Jobs Back To The US?

    March 09 2012 7:21 PM EST

    The global markets tumbled this week, due in part to concerns about China's slowed economic growth. There are several reasons, however, why China's economic slowdown could actually benefit the U.S., despite the market's immediate reaction. One reason is the possible return of jobs to the United States' manufacturing sector.

  • Dodge Dart 2013 Production to Begin April 1? No, April Fools!

    March 07 2012 5:11 PM EST

    Fiat SpA and Chrysler Group LLC CEO Sergio Marchionne said Tuesday at the Geneva Motor Show that production of the highly anticipated Dodge Dart may be pushed back from April 1 to April 2.

  • A Southwest Airlines plane
    Southwest Airlines Traffic Increases 4% in Feb

    March 07 2012 12:52 PM EST

    Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) saw its February traffic jump 3.9 percent from a year earlier, marking the company's first traffic increase in three months.

  • Chevy Volt Production Shut Down: Will GM's Plug-In Ever Be a 'Moonshot?'

    March 07 2012 12:35 PM EST

    A little more than a year ago, Karl Brauer stood on stage at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show and introduced the 2011 North American Car of the Year: the Chevrolet Volt.

  • Chevrolet Cruze vehicles are displayed at courtesy Chevrolet dealership in Phoenix
    GM Annual Sales Surge 30.4% in China

    March 06 2012 12:08 PM EST

    General Motors Co. saw a 30.4 percent year-over-year jump in sales of passenger cars in China in February, a record-setting month for the United States automaker. Sales rose primarily due to the absence of the Lunar New Year holiday, which fell at the beginning of the month last year.

  • KKR, Chesapeake Energy Partner to Invest in Mineral and Royalty Interests

    March 06 2012 11:42 AM EST

    Private-equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Chesapeake Energy Corp. announced a partnership to invest in mineral and royalty interests in prominent oil and gas basins in the United States.

  • With Rising Gas Prices, Automakers Turn to Natural Gas for Pickups

    March 05 2012 3:34 PM EST

    Amid rising gas prices and increasing demand for alternative sources of energy, automakers in the United States are turning to natural gas to power new pickup trucks.

  • China Investment Corp. Receives $30B Infusion from Government

    March 05 2012 11:49 AM EST

    China Investment Corp., China's sovereign wealth fund, received $30 billion from the Chinese government late last year, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

  • Chevy Volt Sales up in February

    March 01 2012 3:42 PM EST

    Sales of General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Volt rallied back in February from early-year lows, as the company sold more than 1,000 units of its hybrid electric plug-in vehicle last month.

  • Ford Motor Company
    Ford Could Lose $600M in Europe This Year: Executive

    March 01 2012 12:53 PM EST

    Ford Motor Co. could lose between $500 million and $600 million in Europe this year, another inclination of automakers struggles in a region plighted by an ongoing debt crisis and crawling with competition.