U.S. and Canada vehicle exports pulled ahead of like-1998 levels in July, as 1999 shipments hit 279,171 units, up 1.8% from year-ago. The gain comes all from passenger cars, shipments of which have risen 22.7% to 138,334 units in Jan.-July 1999. Among marques contributing to that rise are Dodge (up 98.0%), Chrysler (90.2%), Mercury (141.7%) and Pontiac (90.4%). The gain at Pontiac, and a similar rise to 3,633 units by Oldsmobile, is somewhat surprising, because General Motors Corp. earlier ...

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