The nomination of the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin.'s new administrator is imminent, Washington sources tell Ward's. The successor to Susan Bailey, who left in January, is not an industry “name.” • Jaguar reportedly will produce a high-output “R” version of its X-Type sport sedan, powered by a supercharged 3L 24-valve V-6 (330 hp). • General Motors Corp. has approved further talks to combine its Hughes Electronics Corp., owner of DirecTV, with Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. ...

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