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Engine Specialist Jennifer Souch assembles a Camaro engine at the GM factory in Oshawa, Ontario on Friday, June 10, 2011. General Motors says it will move production of the Camaro from its Oshawa operation in Ontario to a plant in Michigan.
Engine Specialist Jennifer Souch assembles a Camaro engine at the GM factory in Oshawa, Ontario on Friday, June 10, 2011. General Motors says it will move production of the Camaro from its Oshawa operation in Ontario to a plant in Michigan.
(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press)

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