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Gas, Electric Or Steam? Car Shopping, 100 Years Ago

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Nearly a third of new auto loans now last 74 months or longer, which alarms some analysts. iStockphoto hide caption

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More Americans Opt For Risky Long-Term Car Loans

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NPR's Robert Siegel and Michael Minielly, a Mercedes-Benz representative, drive a new S550 4Matic, which allows for semi-autonomous driving. Rob Ballenger /NPR hide caption

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Hands-Free, Mind-Free: What We Lose Through Automation

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Central African Republic's interim President Michel Djotodia sits during a conference in Bangui in this Dec. 8 file photo. Djotodia resigned Friday after a two-day summit in neighboring Chad. Herve Serefio/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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