Sonari Glinton appears in the following:
Thursday, March 01, 2018
U.S. auto sales are expected to decline for the second year in a row. But analysts say the industry is relatively healthy as consumers flock to higher-profit SUVs and trucks.
Monday, February 26, 2018
As the administration seeks to redo the North American Free Trade Agreement, the industry is watching the talks closely. Automakers say changes could drive up costs, making them less competitive.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
The automakers acknowledged they used a research institute whose tests exposed monkeys and people to toxic diesel fumes. This follows various emissions cheating scandals, most notably involving VW.
Friday, January 26, 2018
New cars on display at the Detroit auto show are full of fancy new technology. But it doesn't have anything to do with automation or self-driving.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Toyota is investing in a major makeover of its Avalon sedan. It's an interesting choice because Americans are bypassing sedans in favor of SUVs. And while the Avalon is reliable, its styling is considered stodgy, at best.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Tesla has grabbed headlines for innovating electric cars and driverless technology. Companies such Toyota, GM and Mercedes may not have the trendy cache of Tesla, but they do have deep pockets.
Friday, December 29, 2017
As battery technology improves and cities get denser, some West Coast companies are targeting millennial and Gen X consumers by producing cheaper and greener mopeds, scooters and e-bikes.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Seeking to cut greenhouse gas emissions dramatically by 2030, regulators approved a plan that offers incentives for truck and bus fleets to go green and for utilities to use more renewable energy.
Monday, December 04, 2017
Why talk when you can say it with an emoji or a GIF? "Instead of me telling someone how good I look, I can just send them a picture of Beyoncé in a queen's outfit," Youth Radio's Robert Fisher says.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Model 3 is supposed to take Tesla mainstream and bring it to profitability. But CEO Elon Musk's company has missed production goals, and analysts wonder whether he's spreading himself too thin.
Friday, November 24, 2017
NPR's Sonari Glinton has been out observing the state of retail sales in Los Angeles on Black Friday. He tells NPR's Elise Hu what he's discovered in the huge after Thanksgiving sales.
Friday, November 24, 2017
We take a look at what this year's Black Friday sales indicate about the direction of the economy.
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Years ago, retailers had an unofficial agreement: Black Friday would be the start of the shopping season. Then some stores started opening their doors and offering sales on Thanksgiving Day. That created some conflicts between consumerism and turkey consumption and now the pendulum is swinging back again.
Friday, October 27, 2017
More than half of black Americans say they've experienced racial discrimination in hiring, promotions and pay, according to a new poll. For some, the answer is to become their own boss.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
President Trump has repeatedly criticized NFL players for protesting during the National Anthem, saying they show "disrespect for country." A decade ago, at a golf course of his, Trump got into a very similar fight over the American flag.
Monday, October 09, 2017
The touch screen systems in new vehicles are distracting, increasing the risk of accidents. That's according to a new study from the University of Utah. Researchers say all 30 systems they tested cause some level of driver distraction. A prominent safety advocate says automakers can make their systems safer by preventing drivers from using certain features when the car is moving.
Monday, September 25, 2017
With more than 1 million autos damaged in recent hurricanes, rental firms have had to move cars quickly into affected areas. That involves tech tools and data, keys to a future of autonomous fleets.
Friday, September 15, 2017
Having put off buying cars and becoming homeowners, America's largest demographic is starting to make big-ticket purchases.
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Hurricane Harvey damaged about 1 million vehicles, many beyond repair. We look at what happens with all those damaged cars.
Monday, September 04, 2017
With new models aimed at the mass market going on sale this fall, Americans will hear a lot more about electric cars. Here's what you should know if you're on the market for one.