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Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
A lift brings a Volkswagen Beetle from a tower at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany, in March. A steadily improving economy and strong December sales lifted the American auto industry to its best performance in five years in 2012. (Associated Press/file)