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1:25 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Shifting Into Reverse, Detroit Automakers Lose Some Market Share

A worker assembles a Silverado truck on the assembly line at the GM Flint Assembly plant in Michigan.
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Chrysler, Ford and General Motors gained market share in the past couple years. Helped by Toyota's much-publicized recalls, the problems that Japanese carmakers faced after last year's earthquake and tsunami, and an improving reputation for the quality of American-made vehicles, Detroit's Big Three grabbed 47 percent of sales last year — up from 45.1 percent in 2010 and 44 percent in 2009.

Our friend Micki Maynard of Changing Gears, though, reports that the Detroit companies' comeback — in terms of market share — may be over.

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NPR Story
1:15 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Scandal Puts Secret Service Culture In The Spotlight

Originally published on Wed April 18, 2012 12:06 pm

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan, in Washington. Over the weekend, scandal overshadowed the president's visit to a hemispheric summit in Colombia. Reports accused 11 U.S. Secret Service agents of cavorting with prostitutes ahead of the president's arrival.

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1:15 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

What Makes Games Like Angry Birds So Addictive?

Originally published on Tue April 17, 2012 1:31 pm

Angry Birds — a mobile phone game in which players use a slingshot to propel birds at tiny little green pigs — has been a runaway hit since its 2009 release, with more than 700 million downloads, a TV show and a feature film in the works. It isn't alone. NPR's Neal Conan talks with New York Times Magazine critic-at-large Sam Anderson about people's fascination with — and addiction to — what Anderson calls "stupid games."

NPR Story
1:15 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Drones Moving From War Zones To The Home Front

Originally published on Tue April 17, 2012 1:45 pm

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1:15 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

France's Presidential Contest: Like America's, But Different

Originally published on Tue April 17, 2012 1:53 pm

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