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The U.S. auto industry likely will face sporadic production shutdowns for several months because...

The U.S. auto industry likely will face sporadic production shutdowns for several months because of shortages of microchips and other parts that had already been scarce prior to Japan's earthquake and tsunami, analysts say. The shutdowns and shortages may not affect overall production volumes, but could hurt profit margins for the automakers and suppliers.
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  • kmi
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    Meh, supply and demand suggests prices for limited goods will drive prices higher.
    22 Mar 2011, 05:12 PM Reply Like
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