Auto industry bailout pulls Kokomo back from brink

Kokomo's fortunes have been entwined with the auto industry since 1894, when Elwood Haynes invented one of the first automobiles in the United States there. Since the 1930s, when then-Delco (later Delphi) located there, followed by General Motors and Chrysler, the auto industry has been the town's bread and butter.

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Union leaders meeting with GM plant bidder

United Auto Workers official Maurice "Mo" Davison is making one last attempt
to put a deal together for a Chicago-area firm to buy the General Motors stamping plant southwest of downtown Indianapolis,
which is slated to close in 2011.

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