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How healthy are U.S. auto manufacturers?

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A Ford at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. (WBEZ/Jennifer Brandel)

We may not have flying cars (yet), but there are some other pretty nifty features on display at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The future seems more hopeful for U.S. automakers than it did a couple of years ago. Earlier this month, news outlets reported that auto sales for January were up. Then yesterday, different numbers emerged. So just how healthy are U.S. auto manufacturers?

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We’ll find on Afternoon Shift with Steve Edwards today, when we put that question to two people who keep a close eye on the auto industry: NPR business reporter Sonari Glinton and Changing Gears senior editor Micki Maynard.  They’ll join us to take the pulse of the auto industry and talk about what kinds of cars we could see 10 years down the line.

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