Share “BUSINESS BRIEFS: Pay cut vote extended”

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Pay cut vote extended

Oklahoman Published: December 30, 2008
Advertisement
NATION

Pay cut vote extended
NEW YORK — The deadline for a vote to lock in an immediate 10 percent pay cut and other contract modifications for union workers at YRC Worldwide Inc., one of the nation’s largest trucking companies, has been extended by a week, the company said Monday.

Ballots were to be counted by today, but the company said it pushed the deadline to Jan. 6 because of several factors.

Investor sells Ford stock
DETROIT — Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian has sold his remaining shares in Ford Motor Co., according to a spokeswoman for his investment company Tracinda Corp. Kerkorian’s jettisoning of Ford comes just six months after Tracinda boosted its stake in the Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker to 6.49 percent.

Wetland case reaches deal
DETROIT— An agreement has been reached in a dispute over wetlands and development in a Michigan case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Developer John Rapanos and other defendants agreed Monday to pay a $150,000 penalty. The deal also requires him to create wetlands and buffer areas to make up for areas that were filled in. Rapanos was accused of filling in wetlands in mid-Michigan to build homes and a shopping center.

Northwest delays plans
ATLANTA — Northwest Airlines, because of poor market conditions in light of the weakened global economy, is the latest carrier seeking to delay or cut back long-coveted U.S.-China service. The subsidiary of Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc. said in a filing earlier this month with the Transportation Department that it was seeking to delay proposed daily Seattle-

Beijing service by a year to March 2010 and delay startup of

Detroit-Shanghai nonstop service by more than two months from March 25 to June 3.

3 firms seek to obtain IndyMac
WASHINGTON — A trio of private investors — J.C. Flowers & Co., Dune Capital Management and Paulson & Co. — have teamed up in an effort to buy failed thrift IndyMac, a person familiar with the deal said Monday.