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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Auto sales driver of economy in 2012

OAKLAND, CA - FEBRUARY 24: A row of Toyota RAV4s are displayed on the sales lot at a Toyota dealership on February 24, 2011 in Oakland, California. Toyota announced today that it will recall nearly 2.2 million vehicles that have floor mats that could interfere with their gas pedals. The list of cars to be recalled includes 761,000 2006-10 RAV4 models, 603,000 2003-09 4Runner models and 17,000 2008-11 Lexus LX 570 models. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)