Severe weather could be headed for regions hard hit by superstorm Sandy, so many homeowners are scrambling to make repairs. The rush might make them vulnerable to so-called storm chasers — con artists posing as contractors. Host Michel Martin speaks with Angie Hicks, founder of the website Angie's List, for tips on how to avoid home repair scams.
Japan's Suzuki Motor Corporation has been selling cars in America for almost three decades. But unlike Toyota and Honda, it never managed to win over U.S consumers. The company has the smallest American market share among the big Asian automakers.
In Garfield, Pa., the owner of a tattoo shop wanted to spruce up her floors. Mel Angst of the Artisan Tattoo and Coffee Gallery went with pennies — 250,000 of them. She recruited some volunteers, and they spent three weeks painstakingly gluing pennies to the floor. It took about 400 hours.
The Environmental Protection Agency says the two South Korean carmakers, owned by the same parent company, overstated the gas mileage on 900,000 vehicles over the past three years. The automakers say they will reimburse customers by covering the additional fuel costs.
Robert Siegel talks with Geoffrey Fowler, a reporter with the Wall Street Journal, about popular ridesharing and taxi apps like Uber and SideCar. They've begun to run afoul of state and local regulators as they've grown into a convenient alternative to hailing a cab the old-fashioned way.
U.S. regulators have found that Hyundai and Kia motor corporations have overstated the fuel economy for many of their vehicles. Melissa Block speaks with Jerry Hirsch of the Los Angeles Times about the issue and what it means for the auto makers that had been on the rise in the U.S market.
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