Cars at the GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights, Mich., include a 1951 Le Sabre concept, at left. General Motors hide caption

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Ford unveils the F-150 Atlas concept pickup during January's North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Experts say the boom in construction will boost pickup sales. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Subaru, known for its success in Denver, the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast, aims to expand its market to Texas and Tennessee. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicagoan Janice Trice was an Obama volunteer in 2008 and 2012. Her husband died on Election Day in 2008, before he could celebrate Barack Obama's victory, or even find out that he won. She says this pilgrimage is a way for her to honor his memory. Sam Sanders/NPR hide caption

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Car companies are picking up automobile concepts such as this Lexus SL 600 Integrated Safety driverless research vehicle, shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January in Las Vegas. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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The newly redesigned Corvette Stingray is unveiled by General Motors in a formal industrial complex Sunday. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Co., stands next to the Lincoln MKZ. For the first time ever, Ford will promote the Lincoln brand during the Super Bowl. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Former British politician Ann Widdecombe tests Ford's active park assist feature in the U.K. in July 2011. Ford Motor Co. hide caption

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A right-to-work protester walks past Michigan state police at the capitol in Lansing on Tuesday. The Michigan Legislature is expected to pass legislation Tuesday that would bar contracts requiring employees to pay union dues as a condition of employment. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Toyota unveils its new RAV4 crossover SUV to the media Wednesday before the L.A. Auto Show opens to the public. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A flag urges customers to shop locally near a store in Boalsburg, Pa., on Friday. Owners of small stores hope to get a boost from Small Business Saturday. Genaro C. Armas/AP hide caption

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Walmart associate Angel Campos stocks Christmas decorations Wednesday ahead of the pre-Black Friday event at the Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Rosemead, Calif. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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