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Small-Business Bill Advances in Senate
Ford Hopes to Trim U.S. Dealerships Ranks by Another 10 Percent
Toyota Urges U.S. Judge to Throw Out Lawsuits Over Acceleration
Marchionne to Dealers: Here Are New Products; Now Lead the Way
Chrysler Aims for February Deadline to Open U.S. Fiat Showrooms
Hyundai to Invest $150 Million on New U.S. Building
The Auto Show Along 11th Avenue Is Expanding
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Small-Business Bill Advances in Senate

WASHINGTON -- The Senate sprinted ahead Tuesday with a bill Democrats say will help small businesses, including a controversial $30 billion fund designed to encourage community banks to lend to small firms. (Read more)
Source: The Wall Street Journal

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Ford Hopes to Trim U.S. Dealerships Ranks by Another 10 Percent

Ford Motor Co. wants to reduce its U.S. dealership ranks by another 10 percent -- or 300 outlets -- the automaker's top marketing executive said (Tuesday). (Read more)
Source: Automotive News

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Toyota Urges U.S. Judge to Throw Out Lawsuits Over Acceleration

Toyota Motor Corp. urged a U.S. judge to dismiss lawsuits over sudden acceleration claims saying they’re based on anecdotes and fail to identify any specific defects in the vehicles. (Read more)
Source: Bloomberg

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Marchionne to Dealers: Here Are New Products; Now Lead the Way

Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne called on dealers (Tuesday) to rally behind the company's new product offensive. (Read more)
Source: Automotive News

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Chrysler Aims for February Deadline to Open U.S. Fiat Showrooms

Chrysler Group LLC, the automaker run by Fiat SpA, said dealers who want to sell the Fiat 500 subcompact car in the U.S. should have their new showrooms completed and running by the end of February. (Read more)
Source: Bloomberg

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Hyundai to Invest $150 Million on New U.S. Building

Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s largest automaker, plans to invest about $150 million to expand its North American headquarters in California, which will help create jobs in the U.S. state. (Read more)
Source: Bloomberg

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The Auto Show Along 11th Avenue Is Expanding

On 11th Avenue in Manhattan is a stretch of auto dealerships similar to other car malls across the country, with glass-fronted showrooms displaying the latest and greatest models from Detroit, Germany and Japan. (Read more)
Source: The New York Times

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Quotable
 
"I was knocked out and blown away."

   
-- Carl Galeana of Van Dyke Dodge in Warren, Mich., said of Chrysler Group's 2011 lineup, which was shown to about 1,700 U.S. dealers on Tuesday in Orlando, The Detroit News, Sept. 15

 
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