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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (left) and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan stand on stage before the Vice President gives a speech about the future of the American auto industry at the 2014 North American International Auto Show January 16, 2014 in Detroit. (Credit:  Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Biden Says Auto Resurgence Good For Detroit, US

Vice President Joe Biden says the U.S. auto industry’s resurgence since the 2009 federal bailout provides a strong basis for a Motor City recovery.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/16/2014

CAR - Center for Automotive Research

CAR Gets Federal Grant To Study Bio-Based Automotive Materials

The Center for Automotive Research announced Thursday that it will be the lead agency in a $1.47 million grant under the federal “Make It In America Challenge” to boost the use of bio-based materials in cars.

CBS Detroit–10/24/2013

Barry Cogen drives a 1912 Ford Model T . (WWJ/Pat Sweeting)

100th Anniversary Of The Assembly Line

Monday marked the 100th anniversary of the assembly line. Is your family employed multiple generations by the Auto Industry? How as the Auto Industry personally impacted you? What is the best car ever made?

97.1 The Ticket–10/08/2013

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Carbon Composites Firm Gets Investment

Plasan Carbon Composites, the supplier of carbon fiber products to the auto industry, announced Tuesday that Japan’s Toray Industries, the world’s largest producer of carbon fiber, has taken a 20 percent ownership stake in the company.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/23/2013

Rick Snyder (credit: Amy E. Powers)

Snyder Says World-Class R&D Is Going On In Detroit

“…I don’t think we give people in our own state enough credit,” said Gov. Rick Snyder, talking to WWJ at the Mackinac Policy Conference.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2013

Ford F-150 pick-up truck. (Getty Images)

March Car Sales Go Out Like A Lion

March sales are expected to be strongest since 2007.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/01/2013

(Credit:Daimler-Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks North America Warns Of Massive Layoffs

The company is notifying production workers about the layoffs two months in advance and complies with federal law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/29/2013

Chevy Volt electric vehicles and Opel Amperas come off the line at the General Motors Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant October 11, 2011 in Hamtramck, Michigan. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Study Claims Fuel Efficiency Drives Auto Industry Hiring Rebound

With the launch of new federal vehicle fuel economy rules a week away, the American auto industry has grown by nearly a quarter million jobs (236,600) since June 2009 when the auto industry hit bottom, according to a new report available from DrivingGrowth.org.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/08/2012

(credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Chrysler Posts $436M 2nd-Quarter Profit

Chrysler today reported a second-quarter net income of $436 million, a more than $800 million turnaround from a year ago, when the automaker paid off the last of its government bailout loans.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/30/2012

(Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Before Lansing Appearance, Romney Says He Deserves ‘A Lot Of Credit’ For Auto Success

It comes after Romney famously wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times titled “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt” during the height of the industry’s woes in 2009.

CBS Detroit–05/08/2012

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