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Ford Profits While Toyota Struggles

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Ford Motor Co. President of the Americas Mark Fields holds up the 2010 North American Truck of the Year award and Car of the Year award Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Jobless Data Highlight Economic Weakness

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Analysts: After Bailouts, Detroit Must Deliver In 2010

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By early 2008, Chen Hong had more than doubled his salary at this factory, which makes furniture for export to the U.S. Surrounding Guangdong province was suffering from a labor shortage so migrants like Chen could pick and choose where they worked. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Lenoir is a city of 18,000 in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hard-hit by outsourcing of furniture jobs and the recession, the city's downtown sees little traffic. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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When Jobs Disappear: Tracking Shift From N.C. To China; And How People Cope

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