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High-tech auto gadgets could help enforce safer driving

Jan 29, 2011
Cars are getting equipped with technology that are aimed at changing bad driving habits. It may also help to save some cash, too.
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GM sells more vehicles in China than in the U.S.

Jan 25, 2011
For the first time in GM's 102-year history, the car maker sold more cars in 2010 in a foreign market than in the U.S. And that market is China. Rob Schmitz reports.
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MIDDAY UPDATE: foreclosure trials, distracted drivers, and haggis

Jan 24, 2011
A federal court in Delaware will hear two cases regarding whether two bankrupt sub-prime mortgage lenders can destroy thousands of boxes of...
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Automakers will be asked to curb distracted driving

Jan 24, 2011
We all know using cell phones while driving is dangerous. The Department of Transportation is holding talks this week and may ask carmakers to help curb the urge to talk or text and drive. The Secretary of Transportation will ask the Big Three to join his initiative to stop distracted driving.
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Automakers gear up for better fuel efficiency

Jan 20, 2011
Federal rules to increase fuel efficiency start to go into effect next year. Making cars smaller is the easiest way to boost miles per gallon, but Americans typically don't like small cars. As Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports, another road to greater fuel efficiency is to make cars lighter.
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MIDDAY UPDATE: Obama's regulation reform, finding a successor for Steve Jobs

Jan 18, 2011
President Barack Obama will sign an executive order today requiring federal agencies to review regulations that might hurt economic growth. Juli...
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Are you going to plug your next car into a wall?

Jan 13, 2011
General Motors thinks you might do exactly that. This week at the Detroit Auto Show, GM CEO Daniel Akerson said the company will make 25,000 Chevy Volts this year. That's up from the earlier forecast of 10,000.
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GM wants to buy back financing arm

Jan 11, 2011
GM wants to buy back a part of Ally Bank, which was formerly known as GMAC, GM's financing arm. Marketplace's Alisa Roth takes a look at how an in-house lender can benefit a car company.
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Detroit Auto Show to remain practical

Jan 8, 2011
The Detroit Auto Show begins on Monday, and while there'll be some exciting models, most auto manufacturers are keeping it simple, with new but practical technology rolled in. Alisa Roth reports.
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China's growing auto industry could affect U.S. gas prices

Jan 6, 2011
China added more than 2 million cars last year, a 29 percent increase. So how does that affect the regular U.S. driver? It's all about the price of oil. Alisa Roth explains.
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