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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

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Why Car Sales Are Strong In The US

U.S. auto sales hit a five-year high in 2012, as low interest rates, improving consumer confidence and – most important – some great new cars drew buyers into dealerships.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/03/2013

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New Car Prices Drop As Inventories Return To Normal

New vehicle prices have dropped $500 in the past year, mainly because Japanese automakers have restocked dealers after car shortages in 2011.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/27/2012

Chrysler Group Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Finding A New Use For Closed Auto Plants

Some new research could help communities that are trying to find new uses for closed auto plants.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/08/2011

2012 Ford Focus (credit: Consumer Reports)

Domestic Brands Stumble In Consumer Reports Survey

Consumer Reports subscribers put Toyota’s youth-oriented Scion brand number one, with 24 Japanese models earning the highest ratings.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2011


White House Considers Big Boost To Fuel Economy

The Obama administration is telling American automakers that it would like cars and light trucks to average 56.2 miles per gallon by 2025.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/27/2011


Big 3 Auto See March Sales Increase

The Big Three saw an increase in car sales in March. Chrysler’s sales were up 31% over March of last year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/01/2011

Automotive Insight-A 08/03

The Detroit-3 truckmakers score a huge victory over the import competition.


Obama To Visit Big 3 Plants In Mich.

President Barack Obama will visit U.S. auto plants in Michigan and Illinois next week to highlight his administration’s decision to rescue General Motors and Chrysler last year and revitalize the U.S. auto industry.


US Auto Sales, In Weak Recovery, Drop In June

Most automakers saw their U.S. sales drop from May to June, a sign that this year’s slow recovery in the industry may be stalling. Americans are delaying big-ticket purchases because they’re worried about their jobs […]