Conn. Sen. Dodd meeting on auto industry crisis

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- After listening to top auto industry executives make their pitch for help, Connecticut Democratic Sen. Christopher Dodd is meeting with state people in the industry to see how the economic crisis is affecting them.

Dodd, as chairman of the Senate Banking committee, this week heard from the CEOs of the "Big Three" of the auto industry about the help they're seeking in the form of a rescue plans worth billions of dollars.

The senator's meeting in Hartford Friday afternoon involves those who own Connecticut auto dealerships, those who supply the auto industry with products and labor representatives.

Dodd says he wants to learn firsthand from them about how the nation's economic crisis is affecting their business.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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