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1st Gear: Automakers Hope For A Silver Lining On Black Friday
More than likely, 2016 won’t hit the record new car sales figure that 2015 did. And the American automakers are having a tough time convincing Wall Street analysts that their stock is worth a damn. So car companies and dealerships are aiming for a bigger-than-usual Black Friday push this year to help with both those problems, reports Reuters. The goal is to cut the inventory backlog and move some metal.