Car-part orders increase as U.S. auto industry recovers

08/25/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

July orders for autos and auto parts experienced their largest increase in eight years at 11.5%, according to Commerce Department data. Automakers have also added about 90,000 manufacturing jobs in the past two years, and dealerships have reported increases in sales and hiring, leading some experts to say that the U.S. auto industry may keep the country out of a second recession.

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