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    Report: House panel attempting to block EPA from regulating tailpipe emissions
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    The Clean Air Act of 2007 gave the Environmental Protection Agency the right to regulate tailpipe emissions due to their dangers to public health. The law also gave states like California the right to set their own emissions policies; a move that could force automakers to meet several different ...

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    Video: Bridgestone teases its two Super Bowl commercials
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    Bridgestone paid big bucks for a pair of spots in the Super Bowl, and it appears the tire maker wants to maximize its bank for the buck. Instead of simply banking on the billion viewers of Super Bowl XLV enjoying its commercials, Bridgestone is ...

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    Report: GM's planned purchase of AmeriCredit questioned by senator
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    We've decided to stop trying to guess what General Motors will do before its IPO – which might come next month or later this year or early next year. What we do know is that GM has wanted to secure a captive finance arm before an IPO, a process that looked unlikely, then fell off the radar ...

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    Aw Snap! Congressional Democrats undercut compromise bailout bill
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    Wow, what an amazing piece of political theater that just went down. As we reported, four senators from auto producing state (two Democrats and two Republicans) led by Michigan Senator Carl Levin have reached an agreement on a compromise bailout bill for automakers. They were set to announce ...

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    How about a Republican debate at the Detroit Auto Show?
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    Looks like the '08 Detroit Show could be a lot more interesting than normal, as the Michigan GOP is working to have NAIAS be the venue for (yet another) presidential debate, this one featuring the Republican candidates, obviously. The idea would be to highlight the Detroit automakers and to have ...

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    House drops revised fuel economy standards
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    Yesterday, House Democrats withdrew two amendments to an energy bill in the House that would increase fuel economy standards significantly over the next 12 years. The bill, which is slated for debate this week, included a proposed increase in fuel mileage by close to 40-percent for both cars and ...

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    Don't vote party lines in '08, vote brand loyalty
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    Based on what most of our presidential candidates have said so far, it's too early to tell what sets them apart. So if we can't learn anything from what they say, maybe we can glean ideas on their governance from what they drive. Of thirteen candidates noted, seven Democrats have nine cars, and six ...

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    The political winds may be shifting in Detroit
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    The political alliances in the Motor City have historically been rather black-and-white, with the UAW lining up alongside Democrats and management favoring the Republicans. Yes, one can find exception to these stereotypes, but the above comes as close as one can to describing 40-some years of ...

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