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Auto loans are taking longer to pay off

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Oct 2, 2019
That could hurt consumers but benefit banks and dealerships.
Ford F-150s are lined up at a dealership in Hudson, Wisconsin.
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Why the battle over fuel standards might be irrelevant for automakers

by Justin Ho Sep 18, 2019
The Trump administration is battling California over its strict fuel standards. Regardless of who ends up winning, automakers are likely to keep increasing fuel standards.
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Why GM auto workers are striking

by Kimberly Adams and Rose Conlon Sep 16, 2019
The UAW strike across the country could cost General Motors upwards of $100 million a day.
A sign in front of United Auto Workers Local 598 after the UAW declared a national strike against GM at midnight on Sept. 16, 2019 in Flint, Michigan.
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No deal: Auto workers strike against GM in contract dispute

by Associated Press Sep 16, 2019
Workers shut down 33 manufacturing plants in nine states across the U.S., as well as 22 parts distribution warehouses.
Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) who are employed at the General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, hold signs and react as workers drive out of the plant as they go on strike early on September 16, 2019.
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Classic cars offer students a route to modern auto repair

by Carol Vassar Aug 26, 2019
At one Connecticut school, the road to an auto repair career starts with vintage cars.
The 1934 Huppmobile restored by the students at the Raymond Hill School was on display at a recent car show in New Britain, Connecticut.
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Automakers follow California's emissions rules to help reach Obama-era reduction targets

by Scott Tong Aug 22, 2019
Automakers are deciding whether to choose stricter emissions standards set by California, or a regulatory "freeze" proposed by the Trump administration.
Morning commuters travel the 210 freeway between Los Angeles and cities to the east near Pasadena, California.
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How the closings of two auto plants changed Hamtramck and Detroit's Poletown

by Tommy Andres and Tracey Samuelson Aug 14, 2019
When the Dodge Main plant closed in 1979, local leaders offered GM tax breaks and more land to move in. Now the GM plant is closing, too.
"The Spirit of Detroit" monument sits downtown. In the background is the Renaissance Center, where GM is headquartered.
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Stay or move? Laid-off GM workers face a tough choice

by Tracey Samuelson Aug 6, 2019
GM says it has jobs for nearly every one of the 2,800 laid-off workers, but they must decide whether they're willing to relocate.
Lincoln Fegley and his brother Joshua Fegley move furniture into Lincoln's new home in Troy, Mo. (Courtesy of the Fegley family)

To retrain or not? Two laid-off manufacturing workers, two different paths

by Tracey Samuelson Aug 6, 2019
On one hand, a government program that pays workers to learn new skills. On the other, jobs.
Dominic Johnjulio is learning to operate heavy equipment as part of a federally-funded retraining program after being laid off from Magna Seating, a General Motors supplier.
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California signs deal with 4 automakers to raise gas mileage

by Associated Press Jul 25, 2019
Ford, BMW, Honda and Volkswagen are parties to the deal with the California Air Resources Board, which apparently is designed to pressure the administration and the rest of the auto industry into joining or reaching a compromise.
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