LIVONIA, MI – There’s no long-term shift to small cars under way in the U.S., and lofty sky-high U.S. fuel-economy regulations could come at the cost of jobs, says Sean McAlinden, chief economist at the Michigan-based Center for Automotive Research. “Yes,” he tells the Great Designs in Steel in Seminar here, when gas prices rise, as they have recently, so does the market share of small cars. “But if you wait, year after year, and if there is economic growth and growth in personal ...

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