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Chrysler, Ford, GM All Had Sales Gains In 2010

"Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. today all reported double-digit sales increases for 2010," The Detroit News reports.

Some of the specifics:

-- Sales were up 17 percent at Chrysler, which moved 1.1 million vehicles in 2010.

-- Ford sold 1.9 million, up 19 percent.

-- GM's four "core brands," the News says, sold 21 percent more vehicles than in 2009.

The Detroit Free Press says that for the year and including foreign brand names, an estimated 11.5 million vehicles were sold -- up from 10.4 million in 2009.

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