PRINCETON, Ind. – Toyota said it plans to add 180 full-time production jobs to its southwest Indiana factory during the next five months.
DETROIT – The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher.
WASHINGTON – U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants that was due mainly to seasonal adjustment problems.

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