Workers picket GM plants as UAW contract talks resume

Negotiators for General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers were continuing talks Monday afternoon to resolve a strike that shut down the automaker’s highly profitable U.S. operations.

Toyota invests $391 million in its Texas truck assembly plant

Toyota Motor Corp said on Tuesday it was investing $391 million in its pickup truck assembly plant in San Antonio, Texas, as part of the Japanese automaker’s plan to invest $13 billion in its U.S. operations over five years through …

U.S. journalist Cokie Roberts, a ‘founding mother’ of National Public Radio, dead at 75

U.S. journalist Cokie Roberts, regarded by National Public Radio as one of its “founding mothers” and a prominent political commentator on ABC News, died on Tuesday at 75 at her Washington home from complications of breast cancer, her family said.…

White House says not involved in contract talks with GM, UAW union

The White House is not involved in contract talks with General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers union, aimed at ending a nationwide strike that began late on Sunday, a White House spokesman and GM said.

U.S. worker, food-safety advocates sound alarm over new hog slaughter rules

U.S. food safety and the health of plant workers will be at risk from new federal rules that allow meat companies to slaughter hogs as fast as they want and shift the role of government inspectors, food and environmental advocates …

Migrant mothers and children sue U.S. over asylum ban

More than 125 migrant mothers and children have sued the U.S. government, claiming the Trump administration has violated the rights of asylum-seekers through the arbitrary and capricious implementation of a virtual asylum ban at the southern border.

Cars front man Ric Ocasek died while recovering from surgery: family

Cars front man Ric Ocasek died peacefully over the weekend while recovering from surgery at his family’s home in Manhattan, his wife, the actress and model Paulina Porizkova, said in an Instagram post on Monday.

Workers picket GM plants as UAW contract talks resume

Negotiators for General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers were continuing talks Monday afternoon to resolve a strike that shut down the automaker’s highly profitable U.S. operations.

Humberto strengthens into a hurricane: U.S. NHC

Humberto has strengthened into a hurricane in the Atlantic and is forecast to strengthen further during the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday.

Bankrupt Philadelphia refinery expects $50 million advanced insurance payment

Insurers of a fire-damaged Philadelphia refinery have indicated they would make a $50 million initial advance payment in connection with a June blaze that led to the plant’s closure, court documents showed.