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Navigating the galactic junkyard

Sep 17, 2019

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Corner Office

Goodyear CEO on the automotive industry and trade

by Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios Jan 23, 2019
How economic and political situations are impacting the international tire and auto market
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Sears growing an Amazon partnership to at least install tires, when it can’t get the sale

by Dan Gorenstein Aug 29, 2018
Customers nationwide can now buy tires online at Amazon, and the local Sears will put them on. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 
"The company told me they truly believe they are positioning the department store for a resurgence," says reporter Hayley Peterson.
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Trade showdown

As the steel tariff exemption process drags on, optimism wanes

by Kai Ryssdal and Phoebe Unterman Jun 4, 2018
An American tire cord producer is frustrated by President Trump's 25 percent levy and an objection to his exemption application.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testifies about U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing in Washington, D.C.,  in March.
AFP Photo / Saul Loeb

Companies say they shouldn't pay tariffs on products no one makes domestically

by Phoebe Unterman and Kai Ryssdal May 4, 2018
"I don't think people really understand that the U.S. never ... reinvested in its steel-making ability," one executive says.
A worker stacks newly cast steel slabs at the NLMK Indiana mill in March in Portage, Indiana.
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Creating jobs in Compton by keeping old tires out of the landfill

by Kai Ryssdal Aug 9, 2016
RCO is a green business, but it's also a company that doesn't shy away from employees who've made mistakes in their pasts.
At RCO Tires in Compton, workers ready tire treads for recycling and 'upcycling'
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The Crude Economy

A circular argument: How cheap oil affects tire prices

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Dec 18, 2014
If oil prices fall, will tires cost less? The answers are far from black and white.

Tires and civil war: America's business with warlords

by Kai Ryssdal Nov 17, 2014
A new PBS film investigates Firestone's relationship with warlord Charles Taylor.

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The difference between Americans and Europeans? We're buying new cars

by Stephen Beard Jul 16, 2013
At a time when U.S. sales are soaring, Europe saw a drop of almost seven percent in the first half of this year. There is one bright spot: U.K. car sales are up.

Goodyear experimenting with soybean-based tires

by Stacey Vanek Smith Jul 26, 2012
The company says using soybean based-oils for the rubber in their tires would be cost-effective for consumers and could reduce Goodyear's oil use by as much as seven million gallons annually.
The company says using soybean based-oils for the rubber in their tires would be cost-effective for consumers and could reduce Goodyear's oil use by as much as seven million gallons annually.
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The Marketplace Reader

Tire rolling resistance standards and your fuel efficiency

by Dalasie Michaelis Aug 19, 2008
From Cindy Skrzycki's business column at WashingtonPost.com....