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NADA's New Chairman Tackles Legislative Priorities in Nation's Capital
Rockefeller, Longtime Toyota Friend, Gets Frustrated with Answers
February U.S. Auto Sales Plow Ahead Despite Snow, Toyota
NADA Letter Supports Murkowski's Disapproval Resolution
EPA Chief to Testify on Hill as Dissent Over Carbon Rules Grows
Toyota Hearings May Lead to New Auto Safety Rules
After Recalls, Toyota Offers Incentives to Win Back Wary Customers
Nissan to Recall 539,864 Vehicles to Fix Brake Pedals, Gauges
Ford Sales Top GM for First Time Since 1998
Feeling Heat From Ford, GM Reshuffles Managers
Fleets Help Chrysler End Sales Skid
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NADA's New Chairman Tackles Legislative Priorities in Nation's Capital

WASHINGTON -- NADA Chairman Ed Tonkin was in Washington this week to talk to his senators about NADA’s legislative priorities and to attend the Senate Commerce Committee hearing on the Toyota recalls. (Read more)
Source: NADAFrontPage.com

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Rockefeller, Longtime Toyota Friend, Gets Frustrated with Answers

WASHINGTON -- Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller -- an influential Democrat whose ties with Toyota and Japan span more than five decades -- wrapped up the hearing Tuesday on Toyota's safety defects by expressing frustration with company executives' refusal to answer many of the panel's questions. (Read more)
Source: Automotive News

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February U.S. Auto Sales Plow Ahead Despite Snow, Toyota

DETROIT -- Automakers plowed through a snowy February to better-than-expected sales, and new incentives led by beleaguered Toyota will keep the momentum going into spring. (Read more)
Source: The Associated Press

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NADA Letter Supports Murkowski's Disapproval Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today welcomed the National Automobile Dealers Association’s (NADA) support for her efforts to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from imposing economically-harmful climate regulations. (Read more)
Source: Sen. Lisa Murkowski

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EPA Chief to Testify on Hill as Dissent Over Carbon Rules Grows

President Barack Obama’s top environmental regulator will testify before Congress today amid growing opposition to her agency’s proposed limits on the pollution linked to climate change. (Read more)
Source: Bloomberg

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Toyota Hearings May Lead to New Auto Safety Rules

WASHINGTON -- After skewering top Toyota executives in three congressional hearings, lawmakers and federal safety officials will now decide if the auto industry needs new regulations to ensure that the company's huge safety recalls aren't repeated. (Read more)
Source: The Associated Press

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After Recalls, Toyota Offers Incentives to Win Back Wary Customers

Toyota Motor, estimating that it lost 18,000 sales in the United States last month while its chief competitors enjoyed big gains, introduced incentives Tuesday as it tried to restore consumers’ confidence in its vehicles after three big recalls. (Read more)
Source: The New York Times

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Nissan to Recall 539,864 Vehicles to Fix Brake Pedals, Gauges

Nissan Motor Co., Japan’s third- largest automaker, will recall 539,864 vehicles to check and fix potentially faulty parts in models sold mainly in the U.S. (Read more)
Source: Bloomberg

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Ford Sales Top GM for First Time Since 1998

For the first time in 12 years, Ford Motor Co. has General Motors Co. in its rear-view mirror. (Read more)
Source: The Detroit News

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Feeling Heat From Ford, GM Reshuffles Managers

Ford Motor Co. surpassed General Motors Co. in sales last month for the first time in at least 50 years, presenting a new headache for the government-owned car maker as it struggles to return to profitability. (Read more)
Source: The Wall Street Journal

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Fleets Help Chrysler End Sales Skid

Chrysler Group reported a small sales increase in sales for February, but the automaker did it by relying heavily on fleet sales. (Read more)
Source: Automotive News

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"We see some consumers saying, 'I'm never going near this brand again,' and others saying, 'This is a great time to buy a Toyota.'"

   
-- Rebecca Lindland, an analyst with the research firm IHS Global Insight, The New York Times, March 3

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