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A zen koan for you: What is news about no news? A DCX official said the company won't decide whether or not to build a Smart car for the US market before sometime next year. In the meantime, a team of business strategists will finish reviewing Smart's sales and marketing network, and the company will likely develop a new ForTwo model that meets US emissions and crash-test worthiness standards. Just in case. [Thanks to Robin for the tip (or is that non-tip?).]

No decision till '06 on U.S. Smart cars [CNN]

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