Sonari Glinton

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Auto Workers' Union To Launch 'Buy American' Campaign

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The leader of the United Auto Workers is encouraging people to buy cars built in the U.S. The slogan "Buy American" has a controversial history going back to the Great Depression.

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American Love For The Family Sedan Fades As Sales Fall

Friday, February 10, 2017

America's affection for the family sedan is fading. Sales of mid-sized and large cars are falling as customers snap up pickup trucks and SUVs instead.

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Volkswagen Overtakes Toyota As World's Largest Automaker

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Toyota had held the top spot since 2012. Strong demand for VW vehicles in China was more than enough to overcome the PR fallout from VW's emissions cheating scandal.

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Buyers Go Big As Sales Of Small Cars Slump

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Trump administration is pushing American automakers to build more small cars in the U.S. But trucks and SUVs began outselling small cars two years ago.

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Mexico's Front Seat In The Global Auto Industry

Monday, January 16, 2017

Mexico has become a crucial manufacturing hub for all the major global automakers. Access to markets and duty-free exports are a big reason why.

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Takata To Pay $1 Billion In Settlement Over Airbag Scandal

Friday, January 13, 2017

Takata pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $1 billion in a settlement with the Justice Department over its airbags that were prone to rupture. Three Takaya executives have been charged with conspiracy.

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Auto Show Lesson: The Difference Between Driverless And Self-Driving Cars

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Major automakers at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit are betting big on self-driving vehicles. They all believe in a driver-less future, but they disagree on when it will arrive.

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Volkswagen Announces Tentative $4.3 Billion Settlement Deal

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Volkswagen announced Tuesday it is in advanced talks with the Justice Department on a settlement agreement to end a criminal probe into its diesel cheating scheme. The company said it would pay civil and criminal fines of $4.3 billion.

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Annual Auto Show Kicks Off In Detroit

Monday, January 09, 2017

The 2017 North American International Auto Show opened over the weekend in Detroit. A diverse lineup of new vehicles are vying for attention.

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Ford Scraps Plans For Mexico Plant In Surprise Move

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

In a surprise move, Ford said Tuesday it is scrapping plans to build a $1.6 billion small car assembly plant in Mexico after criticism from Donald Trump about its decision to build the plant.

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On A Scale Of 1 to 5, How Autonomous Is Your Car?

Sunday, January 01, 2017

With the rise of self-driving cars, there's a need to define the "five levels of autonomy," referring to the gradual change from driver-assisted to fully automated cars.

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From 'No Way,' To Global Success: The Inspired Journey Of GM's Design Chief

Thursday, December 29, 2016

A lover of cars since he was a little tyke who later trained as a sculptor, Ed Welburn has shaped the physical world we live in as the longtime head of design for General Motors.

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Online Purchases Give Consumers The Upper Hand In Holiday Shopping

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The National Retail Federation says more consumers shopped online during the Thanksgiving weekend than in stores. A consultant says consumers have gotten far more comfortable shopping on their phones.

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Holiday Shoppers Expected To Spend Most Money Online

Friday, November 25, 2016

Early indications are that Black Friday will be healthy for retailers, But analysts say the Black Friday fever has broken. Almost all the growth in holiday retail sales are in online and mobile shopping. One in six holiday dollars will be spent online giving consumers more bargaining power.

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Black Friday Isn't The Big Shopping Day That It Used To Be

Friday, November 25, 2016

Today is Black Friday and it used to be a big holiday shopping day. But times have changed — shoppers now turn out for "Great Thursday." And, more shoppers are going online to buy their gifts.

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Makers of High-End Sports Sedans Climb On The SUV Bandwagon

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Automakers sell more SUVs and trucks than cars. Lower gas prices and high profits make SUVs popular with consumers and carmakers. Brands such as Lamborghini and Jaguar are getting into the SUV game.

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Many Auto Industry Leaders Fear Potential Trade Conflicts Under Trump

Friday, November 18, 2016

During the campaign, President-elect Donald Trump claimed the American car industry was moving jobs to Mexico. The industry is heartened by Trump's views on Environmental Protection Agency regulations but worried about potential changes in trade policy. NPR takes a look at how a Trump administration will shape the cars you drive.

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Trump Takes Credit For Saving A U.S. Ford Plant That Wasn't Planning To Move

Friday, November 18, 2016

The president-elect tweeted that he had influenced Ford's decision, but Ford says it never planned to close the Louisville, Ky., plant or to reduce jobs there.

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Pump Up The Sound, Regulators Tell Makers Of Electric, Hybrid Cars

Monday, November 14, 2016

The U.S. government has finalized rules requiring so-called "quiet cars" to make alert beeps when traveling at low speeds. Officials hope pedestrians will be safer if they can hear vehicles coming.

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Wall Street Rebounds After Donald Trump's Victory

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

U.S. stocks closed up Wednesday in a dramatic reversal from deep losses in post-election overnight trading. Donald Trump's unexpected victory had investors worried about uncertainty in the markets.

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