Despite some political and economic hurdles, more communities are reviving intercity rail links or making plans for new ones.
Bored carbuyers stalled pickup sales as Ford, Ram and imports trucked away market share.
Porsche, Maserati and BMW are seeing major momentum. But better sales of high-end cars don't necessarily translate to an improved market for other luxury goods.
The controversy over new legislation in Michigan is drawing new attention to these statutes and their impact on unions and businesses.
The state's governor is expected to sign union dues legislation after President Obama derides it as 'right to work for less money.'
Ford, GM and Chrysler aren't touching the state's legislative dustup over union dues.
As consumers snap up new cars, parts retailers need to rev up sales.
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