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Idled Chrysler plants returning to production

NEW YORK (WKOW) -- -- Chrysler LLC says the majority of its plants will resume production by the end of June.

The automaker idled all of its factories almost immediately after it filed for bankruptcy protection to reduce its inventory.

The company announced on Tuesday, June 2 that its May sales fell 47 percent, but inventory has fallen.

Chrysler says May was its best retail sales month yet this year.

Chrysler has been operating under Chapter 11 protection since April 30th.

Over the weekend, a bankruptcy judge in New York approved the sale of the bulk of its assets to Italian automaker Fiat Group SpA.

That brings the automaker closer to emerging from bankruptcy.

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