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Obama to Promote Auto Industry's Rebirth in One of 'Fastest Dying Towns'
Opposition to Fed Auto Bailouts Falls
Nissan Says Its Electric Leaf Gets Equivalent of 99 M.P.G.
Honda Accord Hybrid Brake, Acceleration Claim Under U.S. Review
Fiat 500 Ads Lack the Car
At Last, Chrysler Has Products to Pitch
Next Beetle, an Oprah Favorite, Headed to Audience Members' Garages
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Obama to Promote Auto Industry's Rebirth in One of 'Fastest Dying Towns'

President Barack Obama heads into the second half of his term still trying to convince the public that his $814 billion stimulus and the bailouts of General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC are paying economic dividends. By going today to Kokomo, Indiana, a once-thriving manufacturing center, Obama is seeking (to) make his argument in an area that’s benefited from both. (Read more)
Source: Bloomberg

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Opposition to Fed Auto Bailouts Falls

WASHINGTON — The public's opposition to the government's auto bailouts has fallen below 50 percent for the first time. (Read more)
Source: The Detroit News 

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Nissan Says Its Electric Leaf Gets Equivalent of 99 M.P.G.

DETROIT — The federal government has rated the Nissan Leaf, the battery-powered car scheduled to go on sale next month in five states, as getting the fuel equivalent of 99 miles a gallon, Nissan said Monday. (Read more)
Source: The New York Times

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Honda Accord Hybrid Brake, Acceleration Claim Under U.S. Review

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation into whether some Honda hybrid vehicles are prone to unintended acceleration. (Read more)
Source: Automotive News

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Fiat 500 Ads Lack the Car

Chrysler Group LLC is putting a spin on traditional car marketing as it promotes its coming Fiat 500 subcompact: It is showing everything but the car. (Read more)
Source: The Wall Street Journal 

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At Last, Chrysler Has Products to Pitch

LOS ANGELES — As Ralph Gilles introduced six vehicles to reporters at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week, he talked so fast that his words tumbled over each other. The Dodge brand CEO had just 20 press-conference minutes to introduce six cars. And Gilles and other Chrysler Group executives finally had new products to brag about. (Read more)
Source: Automotive News

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Next Beetle, an Oprah Favorite, Headed to Audience Members' Garages

There are no official images of it yet but the new Volkswagen Beetle has already been sanctified by one of the most influential marketers on the planet - Oprah Winfrey. (Read more)
Source: Automotive News 

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Quotable
 
"At some point, the reality is that for this technology to be accepted, it needs to be done without a government crutch."

    -- Jeff Schuster, director of forecasting at J.D. Power & Associates, on the Obama’s administration's accelerating federal hybrid vehicle purchases as consumer demand wanes, Bloomberg, Nov. 23

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