'Harsh Winter' Hurts Auto Sales
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
NPR's business news begins with an icy slide for automakers.
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MONTAGNE: January sales were down for some of the largest car companies. General Motors, Ford and Toyota reported yesterday a sharp decline in last month's sales compared to the previous year.
Automakers cite a harsh winter with record snowfalls and rock-bottom temperatures, saying it kept many from visiting their dealership.
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