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Road to Power
At an auto assembly plant in Pontiac, Mich., back in 1980, 18-year-old Mary Makela got a hands-on education about what life was like on the factory floor. It was noisy and dirty and rough. And then there were the catcalls.
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The conventional wisdom about older car buyers is that they're primarily motivated by price, durability and the ease of getting in and out of a vehicle - factors that translate into a big, bulky domestic sedan. But a new study shows that some automobile shoppers 60 and older are going green and buying hybrids because it boosts their self-esteem and image.
After months of bad news, some postive headlines are coming out of Detroit's auto-makers.
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The White House announced new proposed standards for automobile mileage and emissions today.
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Automakers showed off some of their latest safety features at the Washington Auto Show.
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The Washington Auto Show is in town this week.
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