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Sonari Glinton

Sonari Glinton appears in the following:

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 portion of the West — but it comes at a high cost.

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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

Muscle cars of the 1960s and 70s, with their oversized engines and racing stripes, hit the skids when oil prices soared. But in Detroit, some are calling now the new golden era of the muscle car.

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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

Apple has formed a secret team to design and prototype an electric car, according to numerous reports. While Apple may have the technological chops, the odds are stacked against startup car companies.

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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

Gore was most known for her anthem of teen angst, but her career had multiple hits, as well as an Oscar nomination.

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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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How Cars Evolved Over The Last Decade

Friday, January 16, 2015

Year after year, little by little, cars are guiding drivers, protecting them from their incompetence and distractions, squeezing out more fuel economy and making everyone on the roads safer.

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Winning The Truck Battle Isn't Just About Smack Talk. It's Everything

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

For Detroit automakers, there's likely no bigger prize than being the No. 1 truck. The Detroit three — GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler — are essentially truck companies that sell cars.

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Auto Industry Challenged By Falling Gas Prices

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The over reliance on sales of pickups and SUVs helped push U.S. automakers into bankruptcy several years ago. Will Detroit be better prepared for when energy prices start climbing again?

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Low Gas Prices Give SUV Sales A Boost, But Automakers Take Long View

Monday, January 05, 2015

U.S. auto manufacturers have learned from the last crash and have become more nimble, an industry expert says — so when oil prices rise again, they quickly will return to building more hybrids.

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Massive Recalls Give The Auto Industry An Unwanted Record

Monday, December 29, 2014

More than 60 million vehicles were recalled in the U.S. this year. But analysts say those recalls say more about the way the industry has restructured than about overall car safety.

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