Daily News Briefs: May 31, 2012

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  • After cutting incentives some $300 per vehicle in April, Ford says it raised discounts to industry-average rates in May, Bloomberg News reports.
  • A new study from ALG says Ford and Hyundai posted large gains in perceived quality, but Honda, Toyota and Subaru still top the list. The study’s bottom feeder — no surprise — is Smart.
  • Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News expect Toyota to post the highest gains of any major automaker with nearly double the sales of a tsunami-restricted May 2011. The industry reports sales on Friday.

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