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    Cobo problems continue: Roof leaks plague Autorama
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    The latest chapter in the saga of Detroit's dilapidated Cobo Center was written over the weekend during the annual Autorama show. Against a backdrop of gorgeous and valuable hot rods, Cobo itself again became the story thanks to roof leaks that sent dirty water dripping down from the ceiling onto ...

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    Lincoln going global?
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    Bringing his experience heading Lexus with him when he defected to Ford, Jim Farley's got his eye on some premium-Toyota style brand growth. Ford's past party line has been that the Lincoln nameplate is strictly for North American consumption, but Farley's been conferring with other Forders like ...

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    Debate rages over super-sizing Woodward Dream Cruise
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    The Woodward Dream Cruise is officially 16 miles long, extending along historic Woodward Ave. from about 9 mile Rd. in Ferndale all the way into Pontiac. There's a proposal on the table, however, to expand the Cruise all the way into downtown Detroit where Woodward Ave. originates, rather than ...

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    Toyota plans more purchases from German suppliers
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    Shinichi Sasaki (pictured), president of Toyota Motor Corp. Europe, stated last week that the automaker plans to increase purchases from such German companies as Continental AG and Robert Bosch GmbH. Suppliers from the Fatherland already provide around 25 percent of the division's parts. According ...

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    Toyota, Lexus targeting Texas
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    Like any business, Toyota Motor Co. is always looking for new markets, and it appears to have struck oil deep in the heart of Texas.The Lonestar State already accounts for 70-percent of Tundra pickup truck sales, and the automaker is now opening dealerships called "rural opportunity ...

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    Toyota risks weakening culture in expansion push
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    One issue Toyota Motor Corp. faces as the automaker continues its rapid growth is too few experienced management types, especially for its overseas operations. According to Reuters Business Channel, the company has stretched its current staff worldwide."We have 280,000 employees at the group, ...

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