U.S. Auto Sales Grow for Third Year, with 'no Clunkers'

A large part of Jesse Toprak's job as the chief automotive industry analyst for is to advise consumers on which cars to target -- and the clunkers to avoid. In 2011, though, something changed within the United States automotive industry. There are very few, if any, clunkers.

UAW Workers Approve Ford Labor Deal

Hourly workers represented by the United Auto Workers ratified a labor deal with Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday, leaving Chrysler as the last U.S. automaker without a finalized contract.

Ford, UAW agree on new labor contract

Ford Motor Co and the United Auto Workers union said on Tuesday they had reached a tentative four-year contract that would allow the automaker to invest almost $5 billion in U.S. plants and create an additional 5,750 jobs.


Workers represented by the United Auto Workers union approved a four-year labor contract with General Motors Co on Wednesday, the first such deal for the top U.S. automaker since its 2009 bankruptcy.

Pace of UAW, Ford talks expected to quicken

The United Auto Workers expect the pace of talks with Ford Motor Co to quicken now that the sides are tackling economic issues and union President Bob King is at the table, a union official said on Monday.

Brazil auto market picks up again in July

Automobile production in Brazil rose 3.9 percent BRAOPM=ECI and sales increased 0.6 percent BRASLM=ECI in July from June, the national automakers' association said on Thursday.

Detroit's dilemma: How to share gains with UAW

Over the past two years, Ford Motor Co has roared back from the brink of failure, won accolades for its gains in quality, posted its highest profits in a decade and rewarded patient investors with a 14-fold increase in its share price.

GM Brazil chief quits amid tumble in market share

The head of General Motors Co's (GM.N) Brazilian unit, Denise Johnson, has stepped down after just eight months on the job, the company said. Johnson's resignation, announced on Tuesday, comes amid a decline in GM's market share in Brazil.


General Motors auto assembly workers lower an engine onto the chassis for Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierra pickup trucks at the Flint Assembly in Flint, Michigan

GM set to pay hourly workers at least $4,000 bonus

General Motors Co (GM.N) will pay its 45,000 hourly workers in the United States a bonus of at least $4,000 each, the automaker said on Monday. The average employee payout will be finalized by the end of February. The payments will be doled out on March 25, a company spokeswoman said.

Chrysler idles Windsor plant due to parts shortage

Chrysler Group LLC plans to temporarily shut down its plant in Windsor, Ontario next week due to a shortage of parts, a spokeswoman said on Friday. The plant, which is expected to reopen on February 7
A worker polishes a Fiat logo during the launch of Chrysler-s flagship showroom in Los Angeles November 16, 2010.

Brazil posts record auto sales in 2010

Automobile sales in Brazil reached record high for the fourth consecutive year in 2010, as the country is expected to witness the fastest growth in more than two decades.