SEOUL – As Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. goes, so goes the nation. The auto maker may not have quite the same impact that General Motors Corp. had on America nearly half a century ago when its CEO declared that what's good for General Motors is good the U.S. economy, but it's close. Hyundai, with a 50% share in the South Korean market and more than 70% counting Kia Motors Corp., its former competitor-now-subsidiary, is a bellwether for the country's economy. As things stand today, the Korean ...

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