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Ford, GM Brands Top Customer Satisfaction - Study
GM IPO Filing Expected (Today)
Demand Increases for Used Cars, But Challenges Remain
Nissan's Marketing Pays Off, So It Spends More
New GM CEO: Brash, Blunt, Demanding
GM Recalling 243,000 Crossovers
Toyota Rethinks Pedal Design
U.S. Industrial Production Jumps 1 Pct in July
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Ford, GM Brands Top Customer Satisfaction - Study

DETROIT -- One year after chaos engulfed the U.S. auto industry, American consumers say cars built by Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. are the tops when it comes to vehicle satisfaction. (Read more)
Source: Dow Jones Newswires

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GM IPO Filing Expected (Today)

NEW YORK - General Motors Co has completed the paperwork for an initial public offering, and timing of its filing with the U.S. securities regulators rests with the board of the top U.S. automaker, sources familiar with the process said on Monday. (Read more)
Source: Reuters

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Demand Increases for Used Cars, But Challenges Remain

The used-car market is enjoying relatively good times, in part because of the tough times the nation and the new-car industry have been experiencing. (Read more)
Source: Ward's Auto

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Nissan's Marketing Pays Off, So It Spends More

Aggressive incentives and ad spending have helped Nissan North America Inc. rack up a bigger sales gain this year than Asian rivals Toyota, Honda and Hyundai-Kia. Now Nissan plans more of the same. (Read more)
Source: Automotive News

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New GM CEO: Brash, Blunt, Demanding

(Daniel Akerson) wasn't an obvious choice to run GM. Critics also say that the brash, blunt style that has endeared him to Wall Street could further unsettle an auto maker rebuilding itself from the brink of extinction. (Read more)
Source: The Wall Street Journal

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GM Recalling 243,000 Crossovers

WASHINGTON -- General Motors Co. said today it is recalling 243,000 crossover vehicles over concerns their second-row safety belts could be defective. (Read more)
Source: The Detroit News

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Toyota Rethinks Pedal Design

Toyota Motor Corp. is studying the design and placement of its accelerator and brake pedals to see whether the current setup makes drivers more prone to hit the wrong one. (Read more)
Source: The Wall Street Journal

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U.S. Industrial Production Jumps 1 Pct in July

U.S. industrial production expanded in July at twice the clip economists had expected, a sign that at least one sector of the economy is still humming along despite weakness in housing and jobs. (Read more)
Source: Reuters

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Quotable
 
"Although very few automakers improved this year, the domestic ones are either steady or have lost less in customer satisfaction compared to international competition."

    -- Claes Fornell, founder of the American Customer Satisfaction Index, which ranked Ford's Lincoln-Mercury No. 1 and GM's Buick brands No. 2 in vehicle satisfaction, Dow Jones Newswires, Aug. 17

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