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Big Three

The three largest automobile firms in the United States: General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford. Historically, their performance was considered an indicator of the performance of the wider American economy.

Big Three

A widely used reference to the three major automobile manufacturers in the United States: Chrysler Division of DaimlerChrysler, Ford, and General Motors.
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The crowning achievement for workers is the apparent elimination of a two-tiered wage system under whichAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA Big Three automakers paidAaAaAe hires about $10 an hour less than senior employees.
Bush said he's still considering how to deal with requests for emergency funding from Detroit's Big Three automakers, but will resolve the issue 'relatively soon.
The market, which just a week earlier withstood a terrible November employment report, managed its advance after the Treasury Department said it was prepared to assist the nation's Big Three automakers.
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Now, the United States Treasury is headed for a mistake of historic and catastrophic proportions by refusing to bail out America's Big Three automakers.
United Auto Workers agreed to a radically reduced two-tier wage and benefit package with the Big Three automakers in 2007.
The Big Three automakers, direct employers of hundreds of thousands of American workers, are hemorrhaging colossal sums of money and laying off workers in droves.
President Bush met this week with chief executive officers of Detroit's Big Three automakers General Motors Corp.
Manufacturing accounts for many union jobs, and tens of thousands of union workers have been laid off in recent weeks by Detroit's Big Three automakers.
How do the Big Three automakers respond to large, short-term demand shocks?
A consortium of the Big Three automakers has signed a deal with the U.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE - Though they've increased new-vehicle sales, the employee-discount programs of the Big Three automakers are driving business away from their finance units, analysts warned Thursday.