CANBERRA – Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. avoid a shutdown when a planned week-long strike at a small components maker ends after just three days. Some 45 members of the Australian Workers Union began the strike at TI Automotive, the only supplier of brake and fuel tubing for the Ford Falcon and Toyota's Camry and Avalon. Toyota says it would have lost A$15 million ($9.9 million) a day if the auto maker stopped production at that plant. The union called the walkout over the ...

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