US automakers call worker demands ‘untenable’ as deadline for strike expansion looms
24 September 2023 | 11:39 am
The United Auto Workers and the US's Big Three carmakers remain far apart in their negotiations as time is running out before the union plans to escalate its strike on Friday. Last week, workers walked off the job at three plants, each belonging to Ford, General Motors and Stellantis. Also in this edition, the US Federal Reserve leaves interest rates unchanged. Plus, Japanese conglomerate Toshiba could go private after being on the stock market for 74 years.
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US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned that inaction on the debt ceiling would "cause severe hardship." The previous estimate for a potential debt default was June 1.
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