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Escaping the Wealth Gap Can Mean Fleeing Hometowns

By Tammy Webber | Nov 11
Ten years ago in Custard Cup, Il., manufacturing companies like General Motors - that provided thousands of well-paying, middle class jobs - were closing down. But some the city's residents are doing just fine - because they moved.

Judge Approves Bankruptcy Exit Plan for Detroit

By Ed White | Nov 8
A judge on approved Detroit's plan to get out of bankruptcy, ending the largest public filing in U.S. history and launching the city into a turnaround that will require discipline after years of corruption, budget-busting debt and an exodus of residents.

Survey Finds People Text and Drive Knowing Dangers

By Barbara Ortutay | Nov 5
Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous. Most people do it anyway.

Hyundai-Kia to Pay US $100M for Overstating MPG

By Tom Krisher, Eric Tucker | Nov 4
Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia will pay the U.S. government a $100 million civil penalty to end a two-year investigation into overstated gas mileage figures on window stickers on 1.2 million vehicles.

US Turns Up Heat on Takata over Air Bag Problem

By Tom Krisher, Dee-Ann Durbin | Nov 3
U.S. safety regulators are ordering Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. to provide more information about air bags that can explode and shoot shrapnel toward drivers and passengers.

Chevy Makes the Best of Exec's Nervous Speech

By Tom Krisher | Nov 1
Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors. He committed a nationally televised, major-league blooper while presenting pickup truck keys to the World Series MVP.

Blogger's Spreads Sketchy Anti-US Car Insurance Facts

By Didi Tang | Oct 29
Take a look at Zhou Xiaoping's blogs and learn that in the U.S. you would have to shell out $3,500 in mandatory car insurance a year and spend $30,000 for a low-end domestic car, and that more than half of the kids in most public schools don't graduate.

Consumer Reports Reveals the Most Reliable Cars

Oct 27
Consumer Reports is out with its annual list of the most reliable vehicles. It also has information about a popular feature that's being blamed as a major problem in new vehicles. CBS News' Bigad Shaban reports.

Rules on Bank Risk in Mortgage Bonds Being Adopted

Oct 24
Federal regulators are proceeding with new rules that ease guidelines for banks selling mortgage securities and auto loans. This could mean fewer borrowers will need to make hefty down payments.

Exploding Airbags: Gov't Issues Warnings

Oct 23
Dangerous airbags in more than 11 million cars are under recall after it was found that the airbags can explode, sending metal shrapnel into drivers and passengers. Jeff Glor reports.

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