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McDonalds Tests Bigger, Premium "Angus Third Pounder"
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Today is National Drive-Thru Day

July 24th is National Drive-Thru Day, a day to celebrate America's love affair with the automobile and businesses that cater to those on the road.  Jack-in-the-Box is recognized as America's first major hamburger chain to pave the way for this new type of dining experience.

 

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mario di lauro, getty images
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Social Media Causing Fewer Teens To Drive Is That Good Or Bad? [POLL]

Wow..that's a switch.I remember the day when all 16-year-old teens couldn't wait to get behind the wheel. That's not the case today.

Research shows the percentage of 19-year-old young adults in the U.S. who have driver's licenses dropped from 87.3% in 1983 to 69.5% in 2010, according to a study conducted by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

Find out why and take the poll after the jump.

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How Would You React To This Road Rage Situation [POLL]

If you have a minute we would like you to take our Cars 108 morning show poll. Steph and I have created a potential road rage situation and would like to know how you would react to it.

The scenario after the jump.

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Drive a Tank
Drive a Tank
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Safer Driving? Drive a Tank Instead Of a Car?

Concerned about being safe on the roadway? You have all the safety equipment that is available on a car today, but it's still not enough? How about driving a tank and just crushing the cars that get in your way?

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Phil Hart, Flickr
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Red Cars/Trucks Are For The Birds – Literally!

The old storyline is that red cars get more tickets from the police and you pay more for insurance on a red car. A little research finds that neither of these assumptions are true.

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gas price June 24, 2012 in Davison
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Good News at the Pump, Gas Prices Are Falling

If you've been travelling for your summer vacation already, you've probably noticed a positive trend. The price of gasoline has been steadily going down. Crude oil prices have been declining for the better part of 8 months, and the price of unleaded gas has followed.

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ExxonMobile Posts Record Breaking Quarterly Profit
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Oil Prices Hit 8-Month Low, Will Relief Reach Us?

8 months ago, the price of a barrel of crude oil was selling on the commodities market for around $140. Today, the price of that same barrel of oil is just a little above $81. So why are prices at the pump not falling in proportion to the price of oil?

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one of many classics you'll see at Sloan
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Sloan Museum Auto Fair This Weekend

The people of the Flint area love classic cars. Heck, we built most of them when they were brand new back in the day. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday the grounds of the Flint Cultural Center will be crawling with cool cars.

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Fenech Pictures
Fenech Pictures
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A Tribute to a Special Toy [VIDEO]

Letting go of something that means a lot to you is very difficult. Yesterday, I had to part with something that was very special to me, and my kids... our school bus. Yes, I said school bus!

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Fenech Pictures
Fenech Pictures
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The 2012 Back To The Bricks Season of Events is Now Underway [PHOTOS]

 

Fenech Pictures

There is no doubt that Back to the Bricks has become one of, if not he biggest event in Flint.  I am pleased to announce that this year's events have already begun!

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U.S. Gas Prices Soar To Record National Average
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Wholesale Petrol Prices Keep Falling, So Why Do Gas Prices Keep Rising?

A good friend of mine just returned from a trip to Alabama. On his journey, he found gas prices as low as $3.12 a gallon for unleaded. The highest price he paid? In Michigan, of course. Local gas prices took a 30 cent hike again today despite wholesale prices that continue to fall.

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General Motors Posts Highest-Ever Profit In 2011
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General Motors to Provide Lump-Sum Pension Payments for Some

General Motors announced this afternoon that it will offer select salaried retirees a lump-sum payment offer, and will outsource  retirees' pension administration to the Prudential Insurance Company of America.

GM says the moves will reduce its US salaried pension obligation by about $26 billion.

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