GM, Chrysler Have Best October In Five Years

Chrysler and General Motors, the American automakers that were rescued by the federal government in 2009, each had their best October in five years last month, according to monthly sales reports. Chrysler sales rose 10 percent, with its four major brands — Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, and Fiat — all posting gains over the same month a year ago. GM sales rose 4.7 percent overall, with all four of its brands — Buick, Cadillac, GMC, and Chevrolet — posting gains.