Automakers donate cash and cars for party WASHINGTON — Automakers love a good party. So when NATO's 50th birthday was celebrated this month in the U.S. capital, visiting dignitaries were feted in style. DaimlerChrysler AG contributed 150 cars, plus US$300,000 in cash, while General Motors Corp. provided 200 vehicles and US$200,000 cash. The cars were used to chauffeur 42 heads of state and their entourages visiting the Washington area. Ford Motor Co., while donating money, decided not to ...

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