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From Cattle to Cars: Kansas City's Transportation Hub

05.01.2015

Ranchers once drove the beef to the rail head in centrally located Kansas City; now it's automakers and their suppliers that reap the benefits of building plants there.

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10 Road Trip Cars Better Than Bugsy's Van

05.01.2015

Many, many years ago, I drove Ray, John “Bugsy” Lawlor and the Boston Globe’s John R. White from Boston to Detroit in what was called “The Enlarged Prostate Express.” We made the trek in Bugsy’s 15-passenger Ford Econoline. There were better cars to make that trip in. Pretty much ANY car is a better car than something with the aerodynamic profile of a tool shed.
 

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Today: The Rattling GMC Jimmy

04.30.2015

Today: What's causing Becki's 2001 GMC Jimmy to rattle? And is it going to take her over the nearest cliff? Car Talk's advice right here.

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Auto News for Wednesday, April 30

04.29.2015

Apple files patent for “humanized” navigation system. If it works anything like Apple maps, it had better learn to take a punch...

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