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Carmakers Feel Chip Crisis Easing as Global Growth Slows

  • Mercedes, Daimler Truck, BMW, VW say plants running as normal
  • Tentative improvement comes months ahead of predictions
New Mercedes-Benz AG automobiles inside a Daimler AG showroom in Frankfurt.

New Mercedes-Benz AG automobiles inside a Daimler AG showroom in Frankfurt.

Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg
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The global semiconductor shortage that’s bogged down the auto industry for almost two years is showing signs of easing, at least for now.