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News Summary: Toyota top-selling automaker

The Associated Press

WINNING THE RACE: Toyota held onto its status as the world's top-selling automaker in the first quarter, although the three-way race with General Motors and Volkswagen is tight.

IN GEAR: Toyota sold 2.43 million vehicles during the January-March period, but first-quarter sales were down 2.2 percent from a year earlier.

CHINA PROBLEM; Toyota has been hit by a resurgence of anti-Japanese sentiment in China because of a territorial dispute over some tiny islands, and some Chinese are worried about being seen driving a Japanese car.