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2014 Ford F-150 pick-up trucks are seen in quality control at the Ford Motor Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, on September 16, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Rebecca Cook

Big trucks still rule Detroit in energy-conscious era

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By Paul Lienert

DETROIT (Reuters) - Five years into a remarkable rebound from near-disaster, the Detroit 3 automakers still count on sales of pickup trucks and SUVs in the North American market for the bulk of their global profits, despite efforts to shift buyers into smaller, greener vehicles as part of a broader move to remake the Motor City.

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