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Auto News Roundup 6-25-09: GM gets OK to spend, tests begin on Volt, Toyota and Honda slash production

June 25, 2009 |  9:23 am

-- GM gets go-ahead to spend $33.3 billion to pay for its bankruptcy today. Detroit Free Press

-- GM begins testing first preproduction Chevy Volt prototypes.

-- Obama signs "Cash for Clunkers" -- final rules are 30 days out.

-- Car and Driver demonstrates that driving drunk is safer than texting while driving. Jalopnik

-- Toyota production is down 39% and Honda is down 38% as the automakers slash production due to falling car demand. Bloomberg

— Joni Gray