Domestic automakers slash area jobs:

Turmoil in the domestic auto industry cast uncertainty over thousands of central Indiana jobs in 2006. Ford Motor Co.'s 2,000-worker east-side Indianapolis plant will close or be sold by the end of 2008, according to a plan the automaker unveiled in September. The plant, which makes steering components, is part of Ford's Automotive Components Holdings LLC unit, which includes 23 troubled plants that used to be part of Visteon Corp., a Ford spin-off. Business at the International Truck & Engine...
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