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Automakers report U.S. sales up in March

DETROIT — March is turning out to be the best month for auto sales in at least six years. Major automakers including Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, General Motors and Nissan all reported increases, with some reporting their best monthly totals since ...

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Crises make automakers rethink lean parts supplies

DETROIT — For the first time in more than 20 years, U.S. automakers are questioning a pillar of manufacturing: The practice of bringing parts to assembly lines right before they’re used. So-called just-in-time deliveries have helped automakers save billions and ...

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SUV sales lift automakers to best October since ’07

DETROIT — Fans of SUVs and trucks shoved car buyers aside last month, helping the auto industry to its best October in four years. The shift was a boon for Detroit’s automakers, who posted sizeable increases in sales of pickups ...

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Factory output in July rose by most since March

WASHINGTON — U.S. automakers rebounded in July to boost factory production by the most since the Japan crisis. But builders broke ground on fewer single-family houses, leaving home construction at depressed levels. The mixed data suggest the economy remains fragile ...

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GM, Chrysler, Kia report big US sales gains in January

DETROIT — U.S. sales of cars and trucks rose in January, a strong start to what the auto industry hopes will be an extension of last year’s recovery. In another good sign, sales to individuals were better than sales to ...

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U.S. auto sales continue slow-motion recovery

DETROIT  — All major automakers but Toyota reported strong U.S. sales increases in November as the auto industry’s slow-motion recovery continued to gain traction. Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Nissan, Hyundai and Honda all reported double-digit increases, and only Toyota, which ...

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