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"Rosie the Riveter" dressed in overalls and bandanna was introduced as a symbol of patriotic womanhood in the 1940's. Rose Will Monroe played  "Rosie the Riveter," the nation's poster girl for women joining the work force during World War II.  Monroe was working as a riveter building B-29 and B-24 military airplanes at the Willow Run Aircraft Factory in Ypsilanti, Mich., when she was asked to star in a promotional film about the war effort. (AP Photo)

Trying to save part of Rosie the Riveter’s factory

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit-area factory where Rosie the Riveter showed that a woman could do a “man’s work” by building World War II-era bombers, making her an enduring symbol of American female […]

07/29/2013

This undated photo provided by Chevrolet shows the 2014 Chevrolet Impala LTZ. (AP Photo/Chevrolet)

New Impala tops sedans in Consumer Reports’ tests

DETROIT (AP) — The first American sedan in 20 years to earn Consumer Reports’ top score is the Chevrolet Impala. Really. The magazine has ranked the completely reworked 2014 version of the full-size car as […]

07/25/2013

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Impala makes history with Consumer Reports

Chevrolet’s completely re-designed Impala has outscored all other sedans in tests done by Consumer Reports magazine. It’s the first time a sedan from a U.S. automaker has topped the ratings in the 20 years that […]

07/25/2013

The Detroit skyline rises behind the Monument to Joe Louis, also known as "The Fist," Thursday, July 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Long-suffering Detroit finally turns to bankruptcy

DETROIT (AP) — At the height of its industrial power, Detroit was an irrepressible engine of the American economy, offering well-paying jobs, a gateway to the middle class for generations of autoworkers and affordable vehicles […]

07/19/2013

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Auto sales maintain momentum, led by pickups

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. buyers snapped up new cars and trucks in June at a pace not seen since before the recession. Continuing demand for big pickups helped boost sales for Detroit’s automakers. Ford said […]

07/02/2013

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American auto industry about to go on hiring spree

DETROIT (AP) — The auto industry is about to go on a hiring spree as car makers and parts suppliers race to find engineers, technicians and factory workers to build the next generation of vehicles. […]

06/09/2013

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Cadillac: Not just for geezers anymore

When you think Cadillac, do you think grandparents car or hot, young, hip vehicle? In 2011, the average age of a Cadillac buyer was 57,  compared to an industry average car buyer of 51. So […]

06/08/2013

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US safety agency may expand GM air bag recall

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are checking to see if more General Motors cars should be recalled because the air bags won’t inflate. The probe covers about 400,000 Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic small cars, […]

06/04/2013

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US auto sales roar back in May, led by pickups

DETROIT (AP) — Full-size pickups once again dominated U.S. auto sales in May, as small businesses — increasingly confident in the economy — raced to replace the aging pickups they held on to during the […]

06/03/2013

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Chrysler, VW, GM report sales growth in February

DETROIT (AP) — Tax increases. Rising gas prices. Political dysfunction in Washington. None of that kept Americans away from auto dealer showrooms in February as General Motors, Ford and other automakers posted strong sales gains.

03/01/2013

Report: Gov’t allowed high pay at bailed-out firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government report Monday criticized the U.S. Treasury Department for approving “excessive” salaries and raises at firms that received taxpayer-funded bailouts during the financial crisis.

01/28/2013

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Carmakers let app developers drive innovation

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Googling the nearest gas station, sending email from your smartphone, booking a table at a restaurant: all things you shouldn’t do while driving. But automakers are trying help you pull it off with both hands on the wheel and both eyes on the road.

01/10/2013

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