Posted 9:25 PM 5/24/2013
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - On May 27, 2003, a gold Nissan Quest minivan burst through a paper barrier to the cheers of assembled workers and dignitaries in the company's new Canton plant.
It was Mississippi's entry into automaking. A decade later, some workers are looking back at their changed (More)
Posted 7:27 PM 5/23/2013
The run-up in stock prices this year could tempt even the most hands-off investor to wade into their 401(k) and make some changes.
The Dow Jones industrial average, Nasdaq and Standard & Poor's 500 indexes are each up more than 20 percent over the past 12 months. But experts suggest (More)
Posted 10:06 PM 5/22/2013
SYDNEY (AP) - Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it was closing its two Australian auto plants and ending production in the country in 2016, amid soaring manufacturing costs and plummeting sales.
The closure of the U.S. automaker's plants in the state of Victoria will mean the loss of 1,200 jobs (More)
Posted 7:35 PM 5/21/2013
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit auto factories are forgoing their traditional two-week summer break and speeding up production to meet buyers' growing demand for new cars and trucks.
Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday that 21 of its North American factories will shut for only one week this summer. That (More)