Labor issues are among the biggest hurdles facing Magna International Inc. as it moves to close its purchase of New Venture Gear Inc. from DaimlerChrysler AG. Magna says it began negotiations with the United Auto Workers this week on a new contract for NVG employees in which it is seeking modifications to the 4-year deal signed by DC and the union last fall. New Venture Gear would complement Magna's drivetrain products, which include the all-wheel-drive system for E-Class 4Matic. ...

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