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To Attract Millennials, Automakers Look To Smartphones

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Summer Nights: Dancing In Chicago

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Auto Industry's Pent-Up Demand Expected To Ease Slowly

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To teens today, cars aren't important in the same way they were in American Graffiti, the 1973 film directed by George Lucas. Lucasfilm/Coppola Co/Universal hide caption

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The Changing Story Of Teens And Cars

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Tesla's Stock Boosts Projections For Carmaker's Staying Power

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GM Looks To China To Boost Car Sales

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Employment Specialist Louis Holliday, right, helps an applicant file for unemployment at a Georgia Department of Labor career center last month in Atlanta. The jobless rate for African-Americans fell from 13.7 to 12.6 percent in July, but that's still twice the rate for whites. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Jobless Rate Falls For Blacks, But It's Not Good News Yet

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Weakening Yen Strengthens Toyota's Profits

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A version of Ford's flagship F-150 pickup truck that runs on natural gas. Courtesy of Ford Motor Company hide caption

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Ford Taking America's Best-Selling Truck All 'Natural'

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Woodward Avenue runs through Midtown, a Detroit neighborhood that is reviving in the midst of the larger city's decline. In the background is downtown Detroit. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Reinvigorating A Detroit Neighborhood, Block By Block

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Jeff Caldwell, a chassis assembly line supervisor, checks a vehicle on the assembly line at the Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit on May 8. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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U.S. Carmakers Are Riding High, But Detroit May Not Feel It

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Kids play with toy cars like the Cozy Coupe partly because they want to imitate their parents: turn a steering wheel, open a door, strap a Christmas tree to the roof. But toy cars aren't just fun and games; they can suggest future trends in the automobile industry. Frank Guido/Flickr hide caption

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Pedal Power To Horsepower: Toys Point Toward Future Of Cars

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June Job Numbers Perk Up Optimists

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A worker installs parts on a Chrysler SUV engine at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit. Plants in the U.S. are now operating above 90 percent capacity, but automakers are wary of adding large numbers of new workers. Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Automakers Are On A Roll, But Hiring Is Slow And Steady

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