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Auto Industry

August 26, 2009, 5am PDT
The ailing auto industry has many manufacturers in the Midwest transitioning to the renewable energy market, opening factories to build wind turbine parts and solar panels.
The Christian Science Monitor
August 5, 2009, 6am PDT
The Economist reports that the collapse of Detroit's auto industry has had a ripple effect up north, particularly in Windsor, Ontario.
The Economist
June 29, 2009, 6am PDT
The downfall of the American auto industry is also having a major impact on middle and working class African-American families. This piece from the <em>The New York Times Magazine</em> looks at the connection.
The New York Times Magazine
May 25, 2009, 5am PDT
We're sorry to be buzz kills. But we've heard this one before. Like in 1990. And 1910. Do the automakers have the juice this time?
Salon.com
Feature
May 21, 2009, 10am PDT
The results are in! We asked for you ideas for reusing the empty car dealerships cropping up around the country. Urban gardens? Flying car launch pads? These ideas may seem far out, but the number one answer may surprise you.
Nate Berg, Tim Halbur
Feature
May 15, 2009, 11am PDT
With the auto industry struggling and car dealerships closing shop, what future do you see for empty car lots? Vote on ideas submitted by the Planetizen community, or suggest your own.
Planetizen
May 8, 2009, 5am PDT
West Point, Georgia began to decline when the textile industry moved out. Now, it's experiencing a renaissance as a new car factory moves into town, bringing 20,000 jobs by 2014.
BBC
April 25, 2009, 5am PDT
As the automotive industry takes a deep hit during the current economic recession, many tie the Detroit's hopes to those of the auto industry. But Richard Florida argues Detroit needs to think beyond the car business.
NPR
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