Politics and business most certainly mix when it comes to investment decisions in the automotive sector. Look no further than a pair of recent events in the U.S. and Canada: contract talks between Ford and the United Auto Workers union; and the election of a new party in the Canadian province of Ontario. The UAW settlement with Ford brought about an eyebrow-raising turn of events. The plant in St. Louis, MO, that produces the Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer and Lincoln Aviator SUVs, ...

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