WRAPUP 2-Bush seeks to avoid autos collapse, GM denies talks


* Bush wants no disorderly collapse of automakers * GM denies holding merger talks with Chrysler * Japan auto sales seen at 31-year low in 2009 * 2009 U.S. sales seen at 12.5 mln, lowest in 18 yrs (Recasts, adds White House statements, GM denial, changes dateline from TOKYO) By Jui Chakravorty and Jeremy Pelofsky NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday it wants to avoid a disorderly collapse of the U.S. automakers as it worked out a way to provide ...

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