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Leasing helps drive double-digit US auto gains

Many automakers reported double-digit August sales gains in the United States, as the industry continues to recover from the recession.

General Motors Co. on Wednesday said its sales rose 15 percent, its strongest month since September 2008. Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group each posted 12 percent increases last month, fueled by a mix of small and mid-size cars and trucks.

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