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Toyota widens global sales lead over GM

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A worker cleans a Toyota Yaris car Oct. 12 at the Wuhan Motor Show, China’s Hubei province. Although Toyota has outsold GM so far this year, the Japanese automaker’s sales are falling in China over a territorial dispute. By Tom Krisher and Yuri Kage, Associated PressDETROIT — Toyota has widened its global sales lead over General Motors after bouncing back from a series of natural disasters.  The company said Friday it sold 7. 4 million vehicles globally in the first nine months of this year — 450,000 more than General Motors. While Toyota’s sales rose 28 percent in that period, GM’s rose 2. 5 percent, to 6. 95 million cars and light-duty trucks. Toyota’s factories were hobbled by an earthquake and tsunami in early 2011, leaving it short of cars in the U.S. and other regions. But now the company has recovered, and is building and selling more vehicles globally.

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