U.S. to propose new fuel-economy standards-WSJ

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NEW YORK, Dec 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. government is expected to propose an overhaul of fuel-economy standards that could pressure auto makers to improve fuel efficiency of sport utility vehicles, the Wall Street Journal said on Monday. The newspaper said that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is targeting such loopholes as DaimlerChrysler AG's classification of its PT Cruiser as a light truck, making it subject to easier fuel-economy rules than a car. The agency is ...

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