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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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What it's like to live on an average wage in Shanghai

by Jennifer Pak Jul 18, 2019
China's official inflation is still under 3%, but residents complain that the cost of living in the financial hub of Shanghai just keeps getting higher.
Workers on a lunch break in Shanghai. According to the job site, Zhaopin, the average worker spends 20 yuan ($2.90) or less per lunch. Convenience stores like this one are one of the few places that offer cheap meals in office areas.
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The most "American-made" vehicles may surprise you

by Jack Stewart Jul 8, 2019
A Jeep takes the number one spot, but Honda takes second, third and fourth place.
A Jeep Cherokee drives in front of Fiat Chryslers's Belvidere Assembly Plant.
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How is it that gas prices can be so different block to block?

by Renata Sago Apr 29, 2019
Drivers know that gas prices can be kind of all over the map. It varies quite a bit by state. And sometimes you find notable differences between stations in the same confined area, even though most factors affecting cost such…
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Why Big Tech wants to get inside your car

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Apr 10, 2019
A look at the data and dollars hiding behind the dashboard.
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Closing Mexico border could bring U.S. auto production to a halt

by Tracey Samuelson Apr 2, 2019
The White House is backtracking slightly on President Trump’s recent threats to close the U.S.-Mexico border on security concerns. Today, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said there’s no specific timeline and that it’s “not our first choice,” but she also said…
A Mexican girl walks near by the metal fence between Ciudad Juarez, Cihuahua state, Mexico and Sunland Park, New Mexico, U.S., on May 3, 2018.
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Volvo says driver-facing cameras are key to cutting crashes

by Jack Stewart Mar 21, 2019
The company is shifting its attention to accident prevention.
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Peugeot announces return to North American market

by , and Feb 28, 2019
Peugeot is one of the world’s oldest auto brands, but it hasn’t sold cars in the United States for more than 25 years. Now it hopes to bring its je-ne-sais-quoi auto engineering back to North America. Click the audio player…

Young? Hip? Not in the 1 percent? Tell that to your luxury car.

by Jack Stewart Feb 25, 2019
During last night’s Academy Awards broadcast, Mercedes-Benz launched the newest installment of commercials to promote its A series, a car model geared to younger buyers. The commercial targets hip, skeptical shoppers who associate Mercedes with an exclusive, out-of-reach and out-of-touch…
A model poses next to a Mercedes-Benz New A Class at the Seoul Motor Show 2019 at KINTEX on March 28, 2019 in Goyang, South Korea.
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Report: The average American spends the equivalent of 2.5 work weeks in traffic

by Ben Bradford Feb 13, 2019
The report, from traffic data company INRIX, finds Boston drivers spend the most time in congested commutes, with Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York and Los Angeles rounding out the top 5.
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