As Big 3 Automakers Begin Union Talks, Both Sides Say Profit Is Job 1

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has asked his counterpart at General Motors to consider a merger. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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Fiat Chrysler Eyes GM For An Unlikely Merger

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A Ford Motor assembly employee works on a 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid vehicle at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich., on Nov. 8, 2012. Rebecca Cook/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Ford says it sold the most F-series trucks since 2006. Here, a 2014 F-150 goes through quality control on the assembly line at Ford's Dearborn Truck Plant. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee pushed Chrysler back to profitability for the first time since 1997. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The tsunami flows over sea walls towards TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 11, 2011. This photo was taken by Tokyo Electric Power Company. TEPCO/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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