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Auto news roundup 8-19-09: GM bringing back 1,350 workers, New York Times website goes dark for BMW

August 19, 2009 | 10:34 am

--GM is bringing back 1,350 workers in response to increased demand for fuel efficient cars. CNN Money

--Cash for clunkers program is hurting dealer relations because of slow repayment, a lack of transaction tracking and no foreseeable wind-down plan. Wards

--NYTimes.com goes dark on behalf of BMW advertising on Monday with one-day home page takeover. Mediapost

--Strike halts production at Volkswagen's Puebla, Mexico, plant. Leftlanenews.com

--Tesla establishes new headquarters, powertrain facility in Palo Alto. Leftlanenews.com

-- Joni Gray

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