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Chevy Camaro production to move to US

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Scares me to think that this is a result of right to work bullshit, but at least it's jobs and American cars.

You might think the Chevy Camaro is one of the ultimate expressions of American motoring muscle--and you'd be correct, except for the fact that it has been built in Canada since its 2009 return to production.

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That won't be the case with the sixth-generation Camaro, however, as production is moving out of the Oshawa Car Assembly plant in Canada and into the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Michigan.

Reasons for the move, according to Chevrolet, are improved production efficiencies and lower capital investment, as the Camaro is the only rear-wheel drivevehicle currently built at Oshawa. The Lansing plant also builds the ATS and CTS, so adding the Camaro to it "consolidates the RWD assembly with the Cadillac CTS and ATS."

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Video- Governor Granholm Explodes Myth GM Could Have Survived Without Bailout: "We Were ... Begging" For Private Funds For GM

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GOP's meme on this and Romney taking credit for the bailout are perfect examples of The Big Lie. Via.

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Auto sales up as consumer confidence rises

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Snuggled right next to the above headline, we find this- "US factory orders rose 1.3 percent in February". Here's hoping the R's have plenty of hot sauce to make that crow they're eating go down easier.

(Reuters) - Auto sales continued a robust pace in March, boosted by consumers with more confidence in a recovering U.S. economy who want to buy fuel-efficient cars and trucks in the face of rising gasoline prices.

Ford Motor Co's U.S. sales rose 5 percent from a year earlier. Ford, No. 2 in the U.S. market, reported its best March for new auto sales in five years on strong sales of small cars such as its Focus sedan and its F-Series pickup trucks.

Chrysler Group LLC, No. 4 in U.S. sales, reported a 34 percent increase, led by its Chrysler brand, which had a sales increase of 70 percent.

It was the 24th consecutive month that Chrysler showed a year-on-year sales gain.

Nissan Motor Co said its sales in March rose 12.5 percent, and Volkswagen AG said its March sales soared 35 percent -- its the best U.S. March sales since 1973.

Other major automakers will report March sales later on Tuesday, and most expect significant increases.

For instance, South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co, which has the best fleet-wide fuel economy ratings in the market, said it expected to have record monthly sales.

Consumer confidence rose in March to its highest level since February 2011, the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan reading of consumer sentiment showed.

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