UPDATE 2-Car buyers drive up Canada September retail sales

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(Recasts, adds details) By Louise Egan OTTAWA, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Despite troubles in the auto industry, Canadians bought a lot of new cars in September, helping to push up overall retail sales in the month by an unexpectedly strong 1.1 percent from August. Statistics Canada said on Tuesday the increase in retail sales was largely due to the first rise in new vehicle purchases since January. Car dealers in Canada forecast that 2008 will be the second or third best year on record for ...

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