Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Cut Gold Output Estimate on Grasberg Strike
March 15 2012 3:24 PM
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.
China Foreign Direct Investment Sinks for Fourth Straight Month
March 15 2012 1:05 PM
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.
India to Surpass Japan as No. 2 Asian Car Market by 2016
March 14 2012 4:31 PM
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.
Mexican Auto Industry Production Up 24 Percent in Anticipation of Trade Agreement Restructuring
March 14 2012 12:53 PM
Mexico's auto industry produced 24 percent more cars and light trucks in February compared with the year-ago period, reaching a record high.
Fed Stress Test Results: Citi, SunTrust Fail, JP Morgan Passes
March 13 2012 5:07 PM
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.
Stocks Soar Midday on Retail Sales Report, Fed Statement
March 13 2012 3:35 PM
U.S. stocks soared Tuesday in afternoon trading, amid strong reports of retail sales and business inventories and buoyant sentiments from the Federal Reserve.
US Business Inventories Expand On Auto Dealer Restocking
March 13 2012 11:04 AM
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
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 Airways Traffic Jumps 17.4% in February
March 12 2012 4:27 PM
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
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.
China Economic Slowdown: Could It Bring Jobs Back To The US?
March 09 2012 7:21 PM
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
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.
Southwest Airlines Traffic Increases 4% in Feb
March 07 2012 12:52 PM
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
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.
GM Annual Sales Surge 30.4% in China
March 06 2012 12:08 PM
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
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
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
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
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 Could Lose $600M in Europe This Year: Executive
March 01 2012 12:53 PM
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.