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Sharon Silke Carty

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Sharon Silke Carty is the Editor-in-Chief for Autoblog. She has written about cars for a decade, writing for USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press and Dow Jones. She was a 2008 fellow with the Stanley Foundation, traveling to India to study economic issues in the developing world and the Indian auto industry. She also was a 2010 fellow with the East-West Center, traveling to Korea to delve into global economic issues, including visits to the Korean automakers. She does frequent media appearances, including interviews on NPR's "On The Media" and Fox Business News. Carty lives outside Ann Arbor, Mich., with her husband, Jim, and their three children.

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    Exclusive: 2 more fired GM execs who failed to push for ignition-switch recall named
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    Both attorneys came in contact with cases that could have resulted in GM recalling the vehicles sooner. Autoblog has learned the names of two more attorneys fired after an independent investigator took a sweeping look at General Motors' failure to recall vehicles with failure-prone ignition ...

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    Green: Wall Street still irrationally exuberant over Tesla shares
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    In a world where electric cars are far from the norm, it seems odd to us laypeople that you can't buy a share of Tesla stock (ticker symbol TSLA) for less than $230. But a research note issued Monday from Goldman Sach's respected team of auto industry analysts (seen in PDF form in our gallery) ...

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    Exclusive: Bentley considering diesel engine for new SUV
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    Turns out, in case you didn't know, the rich are just like regular people. They too are concerned about the environment, even when tooling around town in their super-luxurious Bentleys. So the automaker is weighing the idea of offering a diesel engine in its SUV offering, which could help satisfy ...

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    Official: Ford Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost to only get manual trans in US
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    Photos of the 2015 Ford Focus leaked earlier today, but now we're able to tell you more details of the global five-door hatchback. Bucking automaker's troubling trend of ditching manual transmissions in favor of automatics, Ford says the new 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine will come only in a six-speed ...

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    Official: GM's Barra to make at least $4.4M, Akerson could make more as advisor
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    When General Motors' top executive Mary Barra broke through the automotive glass ceiling to become the industry's first major female CEO, it was heralded as a long-overdue decision that highlighted the fact that the auto industry is still a quite bit stodgy. That was underscored late Friday when ...

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    Exclusive: Cadillac may not build Elmiraj coupe
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    Despite the fact that most everyone who has laid eyes on the Cadillac Elmiraj concept coupe loves it, General Motors insiders are still trying to prove the business case to build the car. And it's certainly not a guarantee. "I want to see this car go into production badly. Very badly," Ed ...

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    Official: 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop officially revealed [UPDATE]
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    There are occasions in life when something happens in the outside world and I think, "Damn. I wish Dad was here so we could talk about this." In the past 13 years, that's happened every time Mini unveils a new model. And that's been quite often in the 12 years since the car was reintroduced ...

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    Video: Consumer Reports calls out Ford for false Fusion, C-Max hybrid fuel economy claims
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    Consumer Reports is calling out Ford, saying the new C-Max and Fusion hybrids don't get anywhere near the 47 miles per gallon the automaker claims. Several automakers have faced backlash after consumers discovered their cars don't quite hit the lofty fuel economy figures promised by the ...

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    Video: Ford unveils first television ad for new Fusion
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    Ford is unveiling three commercials this week that attempt to show how the new Fusion stands out from the crowd. The first one, called Disappearing, can be watched below. "The competition is fierce in this segment, and it's important that we tried something different," said Amy Marentic, ...

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    Official: Lincoln opens dedicated design studio
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    Lincoln showed off its new design center Thursday, the first dedicated studio for the luxury brand since the 1970s. Company officials say the new studio will let designers focus just on the Lincoln brand – which is in the early stages of a badly needed rebirth – instead of splitting ...

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    NHTSA probing Hyundai Veloster for shattering sunroofs
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation following complaints from drivers that the sunroofs on the Hyundai Veloster are prone to spontaneously exploding. There are 15 complaints in the NHTSA database from drivers who say they heard a loud bang, and then ...

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    Report: Major car rental companies agree not to rent or sell recalled vehicles
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    Bowing to pressure from consumers and advocacy groups, major car rental companies have agreed to end the practice of renting cars that have been recalled for safety problems. Legislators are introducing a bill to the Senate that would keep recalled rental cars off the road. The bill has the ...

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    Report: September sales forecasted to increase 11 percent
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    Despite a spike in gasoline prices, car sales are on track to continue their stable growth, and this September could end up being the best September since 2007. Gas prices usually put a complete damper on car sales, especially bigger trucks and SUVs. The uptick in sales this month could mean the ...

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