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Sonari Glinton

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California, EPA To Widen Investigation Of Diesel Emission Cheats

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

After so-called "defeat devices" were discovered in Volkswagen diesels that turn off emissions controls except when a vehicle is undergoing tests, other automakers are being scrutinized.

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GM To Pay $900 Million To Settle Criminal Case Over Faulty Ignition Switches

Thursday, September 17, 2015

General Motors has agreed to pay $900 million to settle criminal charges related to an ignition switch defect, which was tied to the deaths of at least 124 people. No GM executives were charged.

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GM To Settle Criminal Case Involving Deadly Ignition Switches

Thursday, September 17, 2015

GM and federal prosecutors are expected announce a $900 million settlement in the mishandling of an ignition-switch defect. It led to more than 100 deaths and recalls of millions of GM vehicles.

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Chipotle Conducts Mass Hiring Event At Its U.S. Restaurants

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Chipotle says it's going to hire 4,000 workers this week. Thousands of applicants turned out on Wednesday for the restaurant's National Career Day. Second-round interviews begin on Saturday.

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Manufacturers Notice Uptick In Sales Of Small Pickup Trucks

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Truck sales are a key economic indicator. While Wall Street worries about China, sales of pickup trucks are through the roof. We examine what that means for the auto industry and the U.S. economy.

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Stock Market's Sudden Correction Might Not Impact Most Americans

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Only about 53 percent of Americans own stocks, and those who do mostly have them in retirement accounts they may not tap for decades. So the stock market's recent drop won't have much effect on them.

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Sales Of Convertibles Are Decelerating; Blame The (Fuel) Economy

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Their sales have dropped by more than 40 percent in the past decade. And with new tougher fuel economy standards, the days of riding with the top down could be numbered.

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Automakers Still Trying To Get Infotainment Systems Right

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Carmakers want desperately to provide drivers with more entertainment and information, while motorists keep their eyes on the road. Advances in voice recognition could help them do so.

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How A Tax On Chicken Changed The Playing Field For U.S. Automakers

Friday, June 19, 2015

German families in the 60s loved cheap American-raised chicken. And Americans loved cheap VW Beetles. We hear how a trade dispute over frozen chicken parts changed the American auto industry.

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How An African-American Ad Man Changed The Face Of Advertising

Monday, June 15, 2015

In the 1960s, Tom Burrell became the first black man in Chicago advertising. In this "Planet Money" report, we hear how he changed the way people think about ads, and how advertising thinks about us.

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Flash Flooding Races Through Texas, Oklahoma After Record Rainfall

Monday, May 25, 2015

Severe storms are creating massive flooding in Texas, Oklahoma and throughout the Great Plains. Meteorologists say this downpour most likely ended the years long drought for that port...

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Carmakers Ditch Luxury Names For Something More Practical

Friday, May 08, 2015

Cadillac, the luxury car brand, is experimenting with a new way to name car models. Evocative names like DeVille, El Dorado and Fleetwood are out, and new names, such as CT6, ELR and XTS, are in.

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Detroit Bulks Up With New Classic Muscle Cars

Sunday, April 26, 2015

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In Record Drought, Calif. Course Ethically Keeps Greens Green

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Golf courses are water hogs, and that thirst is especially notable as California's drought grows in severity. At Pelican Hill, a top golf course near Los Angeles, water conservation is an obsession.

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Increase In Subprime Car Loans Could Lead To Trouble

Monday, March 02, 2015

When it comes to buying cars, there has been a growth in lending to people with sub-prime credit. Lenders are also extending loan terms. But both could be signs of danger.

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Apple Must 'Think Different' On Cars, Or Join Ranks Of Failed New Brands

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Is Apple about to change our lives again?

The company's stock has been on the rise this week, partly because of a rumor that Apple wants launch a line of cars, and do it by 2020.

Wall Street and Silicon Valley are excited, but people in the car ...

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From Jobs To Car Parts, Port Dispute Rippling Through The Economy

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A labor dispute between shipping lines and dock workers has created big cargo backups at many West Coast ports. The slowdown is touching nearly every part of the nation's consumer economy.

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Lesley Gore, Famous For Her Song 'It's My Party,' Has Died

Monday, February 16, 2015

Lesley Gore, a teen artist embraced by other teens when she sang "It's My Party" in 1963, died Monday of cancer in Manhattan. She was 68 years old.

Gore's string of hits came before 1960s counterculture reached its heights. Gore's clear emphatic and authoritative voice helped her define the sound ...

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After Weak Earnings, McDonald's CEO Steps Down

Thursday, January 29, 2015

CEO Don Thompson is leaving struggling McDonalds. His successor is Steve Easterbrook, the company's chief brand officer.

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Concept Cars, Once Outlandish, Now Vital To Auto Industry's Future

Friday, January 16, 2015

Those futuristic prototypes that cost millions to produce have re-emerged at the Detroit auto show. It's a sign that the industry has regained confidence amid an accelerating economy, analysts say.

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