UPDATED: 9/19/17 3:53 pm ET - adds details

Ford schedules downtime at 5 N.A. assembly plants amid slowing sales

Ford said it will temporarily shut down production lines at five assembly plants in North America before the end of the year to fix recalled commercial vans and reduce output of slow-selling cars.

UPDATED: 9/19/17 2:39 pm ET - adds comment, corrected

GM, Unifor talking informally as strike enters second day, union says

GM and Unifor, the union representing about 2,800 striking workers at the CAMI assembly plant, have talked informally over the phone but aren't yet back the bargaining table, a union official said.

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