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Parts woes due to Japan earthquake force Ford to suspend work at 3 plants

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. says it has idled three overseas factories to conserve auto parts following last month’s earthquake in Japan. Assembly plants in Pretoria, South Africa, and Nanjing, China, will be down this week. Spokesman Todd Nissen ...

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Toyota: Car production disrupted until November or December

TOKYO — Toyota’s global car production, disrupted by parts shortages from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, won’t return to normal until November or December — imperiling its spot as the world’s top-selling automaker. President Akio Toyoda apologized to customers for the ...

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Port of Baltimore handles record number of autos in October

The Port of Baltimore handled a record 42,830 autos in October, the latest example of increased activity at the state’s public shipping terminals. Roll on/roll off cargo, a strong suit for the port, has had a rocky year, with manufacturers ...

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This weekend pack up the car … and wait

AAA Mid-Atlantic is predicting a 9 percent increase in travel this Labor Day holiday weekend … and most of those travelers will hit the road. The company says approximately 637,200 Marylanders will take a trip at least 50 miles round-trip ...

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