NEW ORLEANS -- Dealers and manufacturers are creating what one auto executive deemed "a new era of harmony,” in contrast to more acrimonious times that have plagued their relationships in recent months. "We need to sweep out our old, negative attitudes and usher in a new positive spirit of cooperation. The stakes are big but so are the rewards,” says Jim Press, chief operating officer for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., in a keynote speech to the 85th annual National Automobile Dealers ...

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