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Ford, Chrysler US sales up in March

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March is turning out to be the best month for auto sales in at least six years. Major automakers including Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, General Motors and Nissan all reported increases, with some reporting their best monthly totals since the start of the Great Recession in December of 2007.


Auto sales surge despite Washington budget fight

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... the auto industry is weighing in with what appears to have been a solid February – buoyed by a recovery in another key sector of the economy. “The housing sector has now joined auto sales in propelling the U.S. economy forward,” said Kurt McNeil, vice president of U.S. sales operations for General Motors, which reported a 7% increase, year-over-year.


Chrysler Pauses to Mark an Unlikely Comeback

At Detroit’s annual auto show, the carmaker’s chief executive said he expected the upward sales trend to continue this year, bolstering both Chrysler and its parent, Fiat.


Toyota retakes global auto sales crown from GM


Toyota has once again dethroned General Motors as the world's top-selling automaker. The Japanese company sold 9.7 million cars and trucks worldwide in 2012, although it's still counting. GM sold 9.29 million.


2013 auto sales will be strong, firm predicts

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An auto industry research firm says an improving economy and a host of new models should push U.S. auto sales above 15 million this year.


Domestic Auto Sales Crack 12 Million

Motor Intelligence estimates a 6.49 million sales pace for domestic trucks in November and a 5.55 million sales pace for domestic autos for a total of 12.04M


Retail sales sag as superstorm Sandy slows buying

Retail sales fell in October for the first time in three months as superstorm Sandy slammed the brakes on automobile purchases, suggesting a loss of momentum in the fourth quarter.


Retail sales point to stronger third-quarter consumer spending

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U.S. retail sales rose in September as Americans bought more cars and gasoline, while a gauge of consumer spending pointed to stronger-than-expected economic growth in the third quarter.


GM, Chrysler post sales gains in September; Ford flat

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General Motors Co, the largest U.S. automaker, reported a 1.5 percent increase in September auto sales on the strength of its passenger car sales, while Ford Motor Co posted sales that were on par with its results from a year earlier.


Retail Sales in US Rose 0.9% in August on Auto Demand

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Retail sales in the U.S. increased in August by the most in six months, boosted by demand for automobiles along with higher gasoline prices that left consumers with less to spend on other goods. The 0.9 percent gain followed a revised 0.6 percent advance in July that was smaller than initially reported, the Commerce Department said today in Washington. The median forecast of 84 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for an increase of 0.8 percent. Sales slowed at department stores, apparel retailers and electronics outlets.


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