Sonari GlintonSonari Glinton is a NPR Business Desk reporter based at our NPR West bureau.
Ford Crown Victorias sit in a parking lot outside a police station in Chicago. Sales of the Crown Victoria climbed 140 percent in August as police departments stockpiled the popular fleet vehicle before Ford ended its production this week.
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In a file photo, workers at General Motors' Lordstown Assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio put the final touches on 2011 Chevrolet Cobalts. The weakening dollar will allow U.S. automakers to export at a financial advantage.