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

Oil rigs extract petroleum in Culver City, Calif., on May 16, 2008. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Before Hollywood, The Oil Industry Made LA

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Tesla Motors unveils the new lower-priced Model 3 sedan in Hawthorne, Calif., on Thursday. Justin Prichard/AP hide caption

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A Tesla For The Masses? Orders For Model 3 Top 100K In First Hours

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Major Automakers Agree To Install Automatic Braking Systems

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With 2016 Picks, A Surprise: Overall Car Quality Goes Down

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Buyers Dissatisfied With Car Technology, Reliability Study Says

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People attend a job fair in October, 2015, at Dolphin Mall in Miami. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Unemployment May Be Dropping, But It's Still Twice As High For Blacks

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Toyota Discontinues Youth-Oriented Scion Brand

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The Buick Envision, built in China, was on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It will soon go on sale in the U.S. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Growing Investments, China's Influence In Autos Is Expanding

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For Self-Driving Car Tech, Companies Won't Go Zero To 100 Too Fast

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Truck Sale Profits Help Automakers Develop Future Technologies

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Volkswagen CEO: 'We Didn't Lie' About Emissions

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Obama To Highlight Auto Industry Success In State Of The Union

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Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller speaks to the media Sunday in Detroit, apologizing for the scandal that has plunged the German auto giant into crisis. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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'We Didn't Lie,' Volkswagen CEO Says Of Emissions Scandal

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Car Companies Show Off New Tech At Detroit Auto Show

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