FRANKFURT — "Nobody wants to talk about cars today," says a somber Dee Alan, General Motors Corp’s Director of Global Product Coordination and Administration. Normally such a statement on the second day of press days at the world’s largest car show would have been a joke. But on this day, the day after terrorists attacked New York and Washington, DC, I understand. Everyone does. We are thousands of miles away, but the mind-numbing television images we have been absorbing in our hotel ...

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