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U.S. sales rebound, climb 3.6%; SAAR remains strong at 17.83 million

After three straight monthly dips, U.S. light-vehicle sales in November rose 3.6 percent from a year earlier, helped by more generous deals and strong truck demand. Ford, Honda, Nissan, Toyota and GM posted gains. Industrywide volume hit a November record and the SAAR remained strong but dropped to 17.83 million from this year's highest rate -- October's 17.98 million.

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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win for 2016

Mercedes-Benz sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually ...

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FORD: 5.1% gain spurred by incentives, SUVs

Aggressive incentive spending and strong demand for pricier trim levels of its ...

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VW's losing streak ends with 24% gain; Audi rolls on

Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales, breaking a ...

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