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Obama: US automakers 'getting back into the game'

Obama: US automakers 'getting back into the game'

President Barack Obama says U.S. automakers are "getting back into the game."
Rallying workers at a General Motors assembly plant near Youngstown, Ohio, Obama defended his administration's decision to provide a lifeline to the storied automaker. He also praised the just-ended Cash for Clunkers program.
Obama says both steps were good for automakers, consumers and the environment. The evidence: Obama noted the return to work Monday of 150 plant employees. And more than 1,000 workers will return to the assembly lines in coming weeks as the plant ramps up production of the Chevy Cobalt. And next year, the plant will begin producing the Chevy Cruze, a new model that will get more than 40 miles per gallon (17 kilometers per liter).