Sonari Glinton Sonari Glinton is a NPR Business Desk reporter based at our NPR West bureau.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before a Senate panel July 17 at a hearing about auto safety recalls. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Massive Recalls Give The Auto Industry An Unwanted Record

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Takata Pressured By Congress To Take Air Bag Recall Nationwide

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Don't Feel Guilty — The Holidays Are A 'Macroeconomic Cheat Day'

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Retailers' Black Friday ads and other parts of the holiday season are designed to tap into a very ancient part of our brains. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Holiday Shopping Ads Are Geared Toward Brain's Reward Center

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Takata Executive Apologizes To Consumers In Capitol Hill Testimony

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Takata Air Bag Recall Could Be Tough For Auto Industry To Weather

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U.S. Safety Agency Wants Millions More Air Bags Recalled

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A 2015 F-150 rolls off the assembly line at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Mich. The aluminum-sided F-150 could set a new industry standard — or cost the company its pickup truck crown. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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For Best-Selling Truck, Ford Bets Big On Aluminum

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Job hunters line up for interviews at an employment fair in New York City. The unemployment rate tells only a partial story about the U.S. labor market. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Beyond The Unemployment Rate: Look At These 5 Labor Indicators

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Is The 'Skills Gap' Really A Thing?

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The 2002 Honda CR-V is one of dozens of car models subject to a recall for faulty air bags. The air bag manufacturer, Takata, supplies bags for more than 30 percent of all cars and is one of only three large air bag suppliers. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety/AP hide caption

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No Quick Fixes For Drivers Affected By Air Bag Recall

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What The New Factory Worker Should Know

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Sales of traditional hybrids, plug-ins and all-electric cars are down about 5 percent in 2014 — while truck and SUV sales have jumped. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Gas Prices Drop, Hybrid Sales Shift Into Low Gear

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JPMorgan Chase Data Breach Exposes Millions Of Households

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