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Dow To Shut 20 Factories, Slash 5 Percent Of Global Workforce, As Profits, Sales Fall

The Dow Chemical Co. will eliminate about 2,400 jobs and close roughly 20 manufacturing plants as part of a restructuring aimed at coping with slowing economic growth in Europe and elsewhere. Dow Tuesday reported sharply lower sales and profits for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, blaming slowdowns in Europe and China.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2012


Car Sales Soar In September

Chrysler sales up 12 percent. GM up 1.5 percent. Ford flat.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/02/2012

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August Car Sales Come In Stronger Than Expected

Chrysler sales are up 14 percent, Ford 13 percent, GM 10 percent

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/04/2012

Dow Corning headquarters outside Midland

Dow Corning Profits Plunge On Sales Decline

Dow Corning Corp. last week reported net income of $121 million in the second quarter, down 36 percent from $191 million a year earlier

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/12/2012

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Car Companies Prepare New Model Onslaught

Car buyers are about to see more new choices than ever before.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/09/2012

2013 Toyota Avalon

Toyota CEO Sees Post Election Sales Boost

Getting past campaign could end uncertainty that’s hurting car sales.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/08/2012


Auto Conference Shifts Into High Gear

Appearances by Governor Rick Snyder and Toyota North America President Jim Lentz will highlight today’s agenda at the Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/08/2012


Global Car Sales Expected To Soar

As car and truck sales slow a bit here in the U.S., they are heating up internationally.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/07/2012

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Car Sales See Big Shift In July

Chrysler sales up 13 percent. Ford down 4 percent. GM down 6 percent.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/01/2012

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Big Sales For Big Three; Big Rebound For Toyota, Honda

Chrysler posted a 20 percent sales increase, GM 16 percent and Ford 7 percent.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/03/2012