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CHRYSLER WILL SET UP a separate dealership network to sell cars made by Italy's Fiat Group when they are reintroduced in the U.S. later this year. Fiat, which last sold cars in the U.S. in the 1980s, will return to the country in December with the debut of the Fiat 500, a highly efficient, very European-looking small car. Other Fiat models are likely for the U.S., but the company has not made announcements beyond the 500, known in Italy as the Cinquecento.

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TOYOTA STARTED RECALLING nearly 92,000 luxury Lexus and Crown vehicles Monday in Japan over flaws in the valve springs, a crucial engine component, which could make the automobile stall while in motion. Toyota spokesman Paul Nolasco said recalls in overseas markets will follow soon, totaling about 270,000 vehicles globally. That includes 138,000 vehicles in the U.S., 15,000 in Europe, 10,000 in the Middle East, 6,000 in China, 4,000 in Canada and 8,000 in other regions.

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DEBT-HOBBLED Greece may see a slightly milder-than-expected recession this year and aims to issue bonds again on international markets in 2011, the country's finance minister said Monday. George Papaconstantinou said efforts to slash the gaping budget deficit from 13.6 in 2009 to 8.1 percent of gross domestic product in 2010 remain on track. He said a below-target increase in revenue should be offset in part by sales and tobacco tax increases.

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THE NFL'S move of its branded credit card business from Bank of America to British banker Barclays is forcing BofA customers to scramble to spend reward points before they expire next month. They have until the end of August to spend their points in Bank of America's "NFL Extra Points" program (www.nflextrapoints.com), just before Barclays' new program begins in September.

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"I think it's a big growth opportunity for Paramount, and we are very serious about building this label."

BRAD GREY, the movie studio's chief, saying that he and his lieutenants are at long last turning their attention to Nickelodeon Movies, starting with last weekend's release of The Last Airbender, with plans lined up to release the animated Rango and a splashy new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film

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113,300

NUMBER OF MERCEDES-BENZ vehicles Germany's Daimler AG sold in June, up 13.2 percent vs. June 2009, as strong demand in China and the United States helped drive growth

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