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Auto Show Opens Against Backdrop Of Angst

The Detroit Auto Show opens today amid one of the gloomiest periods in the modern history of the city's auto business. General Motors and Chrysler are still afloat, thanks to a $13 billion government lifeline.

But the companies face big pressure to completely restructure their businesses and most workers are on furlough right now because demand for autos has plummeted.

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Frank Langfitt is NPR's London correspondent. He covers the UK and Ireland, as well as stories elsewhere in Europe.
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