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    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: Barack Obama's 2005 Chrysler 300C [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: Not surprisingly, President Obama's former daily driver failed to sell on eBay Motors with a starting bid of $1 million. The owner reportedly wants to list the car again closer to the presidential election this fall, and may lower the price as well as give some of the proceeds to ...

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    Report: Memo says Bush administration almost pushed GM and Chrysler into earlier bankruptcy
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    2008 was one crazy, almost surreal year. It was the year when the economy took a nosedive, and the U.S. auto industry nearly ceased to exist. One of the last major decisions former President Bush made before he left office was to give Chrysler and General Motors a combined $17.4 billion to keep ...

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    Consumer groups back 54.5 mpg standard as hearings commence
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    Experts have already predicted that toughened fuel efficiency standards will lead to cleaner air and help wean the United States from its reliance on foreign oil. Turns out, they could benefit consumer's wallets too. That's the conclusion of the Consumers Union and Consumer Federation of ...

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    Report: Romney blames Obama for GM layoffs
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    "The president is going to go after me. I'll go after him." That pretty much sums up every presidential race in recent memory, where it seems attacking the opposing side is just as important as proving your own personal worth. And the 2012 U.S. presidential election, unsurprisingly, is shaping up ...

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    Report: New trade agreement may mean more domestics sold in South Korea
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    In 2010, domestic automakers shipped about 7,500 vehicles to Korea, representing less than one percent of its auto market. To add insult to injury, well over half a million Korean cars were sold here. But that could all change, according to Ford CEO Alan Mulally, who told The Detroit News that a ...

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    Crumbling bridge chosen as symbol of decaying infrastructure
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    Indiana governor Mitch Daniels was forced to close the Sherman Minton Bridge over the Ohio River last week. The 50-year-old structure connects Indiana with Kentucky via Interstate 64, and after years of overuse, the bridge has deteriorated significantly. Inspectors recently discovered a large ...

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    Report: White House delaying release of new fuel economy standards
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    The Obama Administration will reportedly delay the release of the U.S.' most ambitious fuel economy proposal ever. Word is the Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency won't be able to string together a Corporate Average Fuel Economy draft for Model Year 2017-25 for ...

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    Report: Five NASCAR drivers turn down invitation to meet Obama at White House
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    Five NASCAR drivers invited to meet President Barack Obama at the White House aren't going to show, citing "scheduling conflicts." Nobody's sure whether "scheduling conflicts" means "political views," but thanks to stereotypes associated with NASCAR, nobody's ruling that out. The president ...

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    Report: VW blasts new CAFE standards, alleges bias towards truck makers
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    Automakers are officially choosing sides on the new proposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, and while nearly every company has come out with statements of support, Volkswagen has chosen to head the camp opposed to the plan. The German company has released an official statement on ...

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    Official: 2025 CAFE target set at 54.5 mpg; everyone's apparently happy with that
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    Following the official announcement this morning that the new 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard would be set at 54.5 miles per gallon, our email box overflowed with something we rarely see: near-unanimous support. Everyone from the automakers to the Union of Concerned Scientists, from ...

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    Report: Obama now among foreign motorists who owe £50M in unpaid London congestion charges
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    According to The Daily Mail, the city of London has slapped President Barack Obama with a £120 fine for failing to pay congestion charges during his most recent visit to the UK capitol. The fine evens out to around $193 at current conversion rates. When the president visited London in May, ...

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    Video: Obama hears it from Jeep employees after underestimating Wrangler
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    The Jeep Wrangler is renowned for its off-road capabilities. With recent updates, it has evolved from a slightly crude utilitarian workhorse, to a utilitarian workhorse with a long list of comfort options. To say the workers in Toledo, Ohio who assemble the trucks are proud of what they do is an ...

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    Report: London Mayor Boris Johnson hits Obama's motorcade with congestion charge
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    Rules are rules, and they apply equally to everyone – including the President of the United States. Especially when he's on foreign soil. After President Barack Obama's famous Cadillac limousine – known as The Beast – got stuck exiting the US embassy in Dublin, it was shipped ...

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    Video: Obama's limo gets banged up in Ireland *UPDATE*
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    This is no ordinary limousine. Rumored to be built on a heavy-duty truck chassis, this stretched Cadillac boasts armor plating all around, window glass thick enough to stop bullets and enough high-tech communications equipment to run the entire United States from the comfort of its leather-lined ...

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    Opinion: Obama should have tapped Ford's Mulally for adviser role, not Immelt
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    When President Obama tapped General Electric chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt to be his top outside economic adviser, my first reaction was: Really? Maybe I'm partial to the auto industry, the industry I follow the closest, but my next reaction was: Was Ford CEO Alan Mulally's line busy? His ...

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    Confirmed: U.S. considering 62 mpg CAFE target by 2025
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    A CAFE standard of 62 miles per gallon by 2025 might indeed come to pass. The Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency today released a "Notice of Intent to Improve Fuel Economy and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions for 2017-2025" (PDF) that includes, as one possibility, ...

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    GM will increase Volt production by 50% - to 45,000 units - in 2012
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    President Obama toured the General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck facility where the automaker will build (can we say "is building" yet?) the Chevrolet Volt today, and as any good PR person will surely agree, you can't let an opportunity like that go by without making an announcement of some sort. ...

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    Obama working to pitch success of auto bailouts to American public
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    You don't have to be a pollster to know that for the most part, the American public remains none too happy about the federal government handing over the people's hard-earned tax dollars to pull General Motors and Chrysler out of the fires of insolvency. Despite the fact that both companies have ...

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    Report: U.S. government to purchase first 100 Chevy Volts and thousands of hybrids *UPDATE
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In an effort to make the government's fleet of vehicles more green, the Obama administration has reportedly announced plans to add more hybrids this year followed by plug-in hybrids next year. The plan should double the number of ...

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    Report: Carbon Motors still awaiting Fed loan approval, hoping to have first patrols on streets in 2013
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    Carbon Motors E7 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Carbon Motors Corp. plans to deliver its first police car in 2013 – assuming the company's request for a $310 million loan from the U.S. Department of Energy is approved. As we mentioned nearly three years ago, Carbon is diving into ...

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