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US Auto Sales Rise

Several automakers say their U.S. sales rose sharply in March as the American economy recovers from the worst recession in decades.

Toyota gained nearly 41 percent from the same month a year ago. Toyota used discounts and other incentives to boost sales after safety recalls tarnished the company's image of reliability.

Sales for Ford jumped around 40 percent, Honda gained 22 percent, and General Motors improved 21 percent.

The Korea-based company Hyundai sold about 15 percent more cars.

Chrysler saw sales fall about eight percent.