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Automakers unveil China-focused models in Beijing

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BEIJING (AP) — Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry.
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Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang

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NEW YORK (AP) — Ford is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mustang with a limited-edition model and a display atop the Empire State Building.
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Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover

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NEW YORK (AP) — Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation.
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Volvo earnings hit by new product launches, costs


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HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish truck maker AB Volvo enjoyed strong sales in the fourth quarter, but its earnings were hurt by extra costs linked to the launch of new products, write-downs and restructuring charges.
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California mulls how to regulate driverless cars

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sooner or later, consumers will be able to buy cars that rely on computers — not the owner — to do the driving.

Though the technology is still being tested, the day it rolls out into broad public use can now be measured in years, not decades.
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