July 31, 2012 "All these potential customers make the U.S. auto industry believe that 2015 is going to be the year that things finally get back to normal. And despite a steady stream of numbingly grim economic news, it is already doubling down on its future."
President Obama at a campaign event at the Wolcott House Museum Complex in Maumee, Ohio.
July 5, 2012 President Obama began a two-day bus tour of swing states Ohio and Pennsylvania on Thursday and spent part of the time campaigning on his bailout of U.S. automakers.
June 19, 2012 Japanese car makers are getting killed by the exchange rate, so they're expanding production in the U.S.
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Lincoln's staking its future on this car.
June 15, 2012 After the '60s, the Lincoln automobile brand started on a long, slow decline that mirrored the slide of the American auto industry. Now, Ford is trying to turn it back into a top luxury brand.
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June 8, 2012 Lincolns used to be the coolest cars in the world. On today's show, we hear how Lincoln is trying to regain its former glory.
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Pop your tire in a new car and you might have to hitch home.
June 21, 2011 Thinking about buying a new, reasonably-priced automobile? Check the trunk, first. There might not be a spare tire in there. Some carmakers are forgoing them to cut costs and increase miles per gallon.
November 23, 2010 Obama's visit to Kokomo had the feel of a campaign swing as he made sure to press plenty of flesh.
June 17, 2010 U.S. Cars Top Imports On Quality For 1st Time
June 10, 2009 On today's Planet Money, a GM exec says bankruptcy's wonderful.
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June 1, 2009 GM heads for bankruptcy. Part of the fix: The U.S. gets 60 percent of the company.
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November 11, 2008 On today's podcast, an economist breaks down how GM got in so much trouble. Plus, Simon Johnson makes a housecall in Detroit.
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