UPDATE 2-US raises pick-up truck fuel standard to 24.1 mpg

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(Recasts, new throughout; adds byline, changes dateline, previously WASHINGTON) By John Crawley BALTIMORE, March 29 (Reuters) - The Bush administration announced on Wednesday a modest rise in the average fuel economy standard for pick-up trucks and sport utility vehicles to 24.1 miles per gallon by 2011, a change designed to save oil and not hurt struggling U.S. automakers. The current light truck fuel economy standard was last updated three years ago and required 22.5 miles per gallon ...

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