Toyota's Car Production Will Be Disrupted For Months

Toyota announced Friday that its global car production won't return to normal until November or December. The Japanese automaker is still reeling from setbacks caused by last month's earthquake and tsunami. The delay could cost Toyota its spot as the world's leading automaker, and allow GM to reclaim the title.

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KELLY: Toyota announced today that its global car production won't return to normal until November or December. The Japanese automaker is still reeling from setbacks caused by the tsunami and earthquake that hit Japan last month. The delay could cost Toyota its spot as the world's leading automaker and allow GM to reclaim the title.

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