Ford shareholders reject stock proposal Ford Motor Co. shareholders are again rejecting a proposal to dilute the Ford family's control over the company. At its annual meeting in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Ford said 67 percent of shareholders voted against the proposal to make each Ford share worth one vote. More
In Germany, a U.S. beer invasion Almost 65 years after Allied planes flew Western supplies into blockaded Berlin, a new American import is arriving by air: craft beer. The beer is being flown in as part of a new surge of German interest in American brewing, upending a centuries-old relationship in which German beer defined the golden standard for brewing and Americans emulated it. More
Cyprus parliament approves bailout Cyprus' lawmakers approved on Tuesday a multi-billion bailout agreement with international creditors aimed at preventing the crisis-hit country from going bankrupt. More
Baby food shortage in Europe due to China demand Yong-Hee Kim still can't believe that in a prosperous country like Germany, powdered baby formula would ever be rationed and that she would have to scour shops in the German capital to find the right brand for her 13-month-old son. More
Opel plans return to profit focusing on small cars, GM technologies "I have a lot of confidence about achieving our interim goal," Neumann said in response to a question about whether Opel will stop making losses by 2016. After more than a decade of losses, Opel has cut these ... is part of the plans to return to profit ... 06/4/2014 - 12:06 am | View Link
GM Opel Plans More Job Cuts The downsizing will be a part of GM’s 10-year plan “Drive Opel 2022” that includes reduction in personnel costs. In July, the national newspaper also revealed that Stephen Girsky, the President of GM Europe, plans to cut the jobs of 2,400 managers in ... 09/13/2012 - 9:31 am | View Link
GM Reportedly Plans to Reduce Opel’s Administrative Staff by 30 Percent or 1,000 Positions The two insiders said that GM will cut Opel’s administrative force by 30 percent, which equals to 1,000 jobs. The newspaper added that the cuts in administrative personnel, some of whom earn more than €100,000 (US$130,000) would be made voluntarily and ... 09/13/2012 - 4:28 am | View Link
GM's Opel to cut 1,000 German admin jobs: paper FRANKFURT (Reuters) - General Motors' ailing Opel business in Europe plans to thin its administrative ranks by 30 ... in mid-July that GM Europe President Stephen Girsky wanted to cut the jobs of 2,400 managers throughout Opel, including some 500 senior ... 09/11/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
GM's Opel Job Cut Plan Revealed, Germany the Most Affected General Motors has already announced that it intends to cut approximately a fifth of its 50,000 European workforce but, until now, nobody knew exactly how many jobs will go at every location Opel is controlling ... Group's Electric Plans Include Ducati? 11/25/2009 - 7:24 pm | View Link
New OnStar Plans And Pricing | GM Authority General Motors’ telematics arm, OnStar, has revised its subscription plans. OnStar now offers 3 plans - Guidance, Security, and Protection. Check them out ... 09/28/2016 - 8:36 am | View Website
Curbside Classic: 1975 Opel 1900 (Ascona) – What The Vega ... In a parallel universe, where GM made only rational decisions, this car would have a bowtie on the front grille instead of the Opel Blitz. Rather than pissing away ... 09/27/2016 - 9:38 pm | View Website
GM Epsilon Vehicle Platform Info, Power, Specs, Wiki | GM ... The first-generation Epsilon platform made its debut in 2002 in the 2002 Opel Vectra and 2003 Saab 9-3. It was developed in GM’s Opel division in Rüsselsheim, Germany ... 09/27/2016 - 10:04 am | View Website
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Saturn Corporation The Saturn Corporation is a registered trademark established on January 7, 1985, as a subsidiary of General Motors. The company marketed itself as a "different kind ... 09/23/2016 - 4:35 pm | View Website
Farmers Branch-based Monitronics, a home security firm with more than one million customers, is getting a new name and will be consumer-facing for the first time.
The company will now be known as MONI and be marketed directly to consumers. Before, the company intentionally didn't have a consumer presence to allow independent dealer brands to get more play, the company said in a release.
MONI is a subsidiary of Ascent Capital Group (Nasdaq: ASCMA) and MONI earned $548.6 million in 2015 revenue,…
ScaleUP! Kansas City is ready to welcome its next batch of area entrepreneurs and is accepting applications.
The four-month program connects 12 to 15 entrepreneurs to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's FastTrac and Founders School curriculum as well as peer networks, mentors and subject-matter experts.
ScaleUP's past cohorts have experienced a number of successes.
Three of Hawaii’s four major islands experienced a jump in the percentage of their hotel rooms that were occupied during the week of Sept. 18–24, according to the Hospitality Advisors LLC and STR weekly hotel report.
Statewide, the average occupancy of 83.2 percent marked an increase of 3.3 percentage points during last week when compared with the same week last year.
Rents due on certain Dallas single-family homes, which are packaged into elaborate securities by speculators and sold to investors, are outpacing what’s charged on apartments in the area.
The collapse of the housing market and ensuing wave of foreclosures gave rise to a new kind of Wall Street product that allows firms to buy up hundreds of houses and securitize the rent, sending the monthly payments to investors in the bonds.
The first deal was done about two years ago and has led to questions…
With great fanfare, American Airlines introduced new uniforms on Sept. 20. Now the outfits are giving the world's largest carrier and hundreds of its employees real headaches. Really.
Sources report that more than 400 AA flight attendants have informed their union and company management that they have broken out in hives and begun to experience itching and headaches since they first slipped into the new uniforms — the first new designs for many in the airline's employee ranks in decades.
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A Kansas federal judge has ruled that hundreds of thousands of corn farmers’ claims against Syngenta may proceed as a class action, and one Birmingham firm is part of the plaintiff's legal team.