UPDATE 1-Chrysler says to shut down all production for month

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(Adds detail from Chrysler statement, background on financing) DETROIT, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Citing a credit crisis and dwindling sales, Chrysler LLC on Wednesday said it would shut down all of its manufacturing operations from the end of this week for at least a month. The blanket shutdown marked a deepening of the financial crisis for the embattled U.S. auto industry and came as Chrysler and its larger rival General Motors Corp both seek to shore up cash as they seek a federal bailout ...

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