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    Mar 19 2009

    Businesses exporting chemicals to the European Union (EU) are being advised to provide documentation stating that they comply with registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals (REACH) regulations, following several instances at Dutch and Belgian ports when cargo ships were stopped for documentation of compliance with REACH.

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    Mar 19 2009

    NEARLY GONE: Toyota officials acknowledged that slumping car sales nearly led to the company pulling its Formula One racing program. Tadashi Yamashina, chairman of Toyota Motor Sports, said the pressure is on and for the team to survive it “must win” this season.

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    Mar 19 2009

    SEMA eNews highlights the websites of SEMA-member companies through the Hot Links to Cool Sites section each week. SEMA members: To be included in Hot Links to Cool Sites, e-mail your company name and website to enews@sema.org. Note: Make sure to include “Hot Links” in the subject line of the e-mail.

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    Mar 19 2009

    The Obama Administration is taking a series of steps aimed at unfreezing the credit markets for small businesses. The move is intended to augment other small-business programs contained in the recently enacted economic stimulus bill.

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    Mar 19 2009

    While the conditions weren't ideal, Brenda Priddy's spy photographers caught GMC's new 2010 Terrain SUV nearly camo-free before the engineer behind the wheel made his getaway.

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    Mar 19 2009

    Automotive enthusiasts purchase a wide range of custom performance parts and accessories for their vehicles, so while analyzing a  "Top 10" or "Top 20" list of products purchased does give useful insight into these enthusiasts, taking a more holistic approach may prove more helpful. With that in mind, the list of all specialty-equipment products purchased by automotive enthusiasts surveyed by SEMA is listed in the table below.

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    Mar 19 2009

    The Pontiac G8 is one the vehicles offered in GM's 2009 SEMA Show project-vehicle lineup.

    Ford and General Motors encourage manufacturers, designers and restylers to participate in two new unique project-vehicle programs.

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    Mar 19 2009

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may soon require all new passenger cars be equipped with a means for alerting the driver if a child is behind the vehicle when it is being backed-up. Under a law passed in early 2008, the NHTSA has three years (until February 28, 2011) to implement a regulation, and up to four more years to phase-in the rule. The specialty-equipment aftermarket has been at the forefront of offering cameras and sensors to address the issue.