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Without stimulus or clunkers, would economic growth smell as sweet?

Stimulus plan and cash for clunkers can explain part, but not all, of US economic growth.

Carlos Osorio/AP/File
The future is looking brighter at Ford headquarters in Dearborn, Mich., where the automaker announced Nov. 2 that it made nearly $1 billion in profits in the third quarter and notched its first profitable quarter in North America since 2005.

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