Auto demand up after shutdown

U.S. sales increase 11% in October, despite slow beginning

Posted: November 2, 2013 at 3:09 a.m.

A visitor takes a photo Friday of the interior of a 1969 Nissan Bluebird 1600 at Nissan’s showroom in Yokohama, Japan. Nissan said it sold more than 91,000 cars last month, a record October for the company.

The partial government shutdown dampened — but didn’t stall — Americans’ demand for new cars and trucks.

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Business, Pages 31 on 11/02/2013