Obama pauses at NATO summit to tout new GM hybrid

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LISBON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama took time out from a NATO summit in Lisbon on Saturday to tout a new hybrid electric car which General Motors plans to roll out in Europe next year. Obama found himself acting as salesman-in-chief for GM Opel's Ampera model just days after he declared in Washington that U.S. taxpayers would get their money back for saving GM in a bailout that was broadly unpopular. Calling the Ampera an "example of GM technology", Obama said: "This ...

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