China auto sales grow 12.5% in October, but down for year

BEIJING (AP) — China’s sales of vehicles including trucks and buses rose 12.5% over a year earlier in October as the industry recovered from the coronavirus, but total purchases in the year’s first 10 months still were below pre-virus levels, an industry group reported Wednesday.



A woman exits a car on display during a promotion held in a popular shopping district in Beijing on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. China's sales of vehicles including trucks and buses rose 12.5% over a year earlier in October as the industry recovered from the coronavirus, but total purchases in the year's first 10 months still were below pre-virus levels, an industry group reported Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)


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A woman exits a car on display during a promotion held in a popular shopping district in Beijing on Sunday,

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When the needle first dropped on Loaded, the fourth album from enigmatic New York art rockers The Velvet Underground, 50 years ago today, their few in-the-know followers must have considered it some kind of situationist prank. After three years of indulging the wayward and provocative ways of Andy Warhol’s musical muses – where the sweetest melodies embraced the harshest feedback, hard drug addiction and perverse sexual peccadilloes were no

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L.A. Metro’s Washington to lead Biden-Harris transportation agency review team

Phil Washington

Phil Washington

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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The Biden-Harris Transition Team described the agency review teams as being composed of “highly experienced and talented professionals with deep backgrounds in key policy areas across the federal

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