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Automotive News has filed yet another report that insists DaimlerChrysler is in talks with General Motors about the latter purchasing the Chrysler Group. This time the trade pub claims that sources from Germany, where the rumor originated, and the United States have confirmed that GM is interested in picking up the struggling U.S. division of DCX. The New York Times has already confirmed from inside sources that the two companies are talking, but the topic of conversation is sharing the GMT900 f

As part of what we're calling the newly rechristened Accelerated Way Forward plan, Ford is reportedly opening up its buyout program to include all North American factory workers. Currently the buyouts are only being selectively offered at targeted plants. Apparently that's not getting the job done as effectively as GM's broader buyout program that saw over 30,000 workers accepting buy out offers.