A group representing tire makers and General Motors Corp. are denouncing proposed new federal rules for tires, saying costs incurred by complying with the new rules would be more than what the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. is estimating. NHTSA estimates the new rules, which would subject tires to harsher testing conditions, would cost the tire industry $282 million a year, while the Rubber Manufacturers Assn. says the cost would be $1.5 billion in the first year the new rules were ...

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