The Rules of the Auto Industry Get Rewritten

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which, Austin Smith, consumer goods editor and analyst, and Brendan Byrnes, industrials editor and analyst, discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, they discuss how Toyota has now decided to export some Camrys made in Kentucky halfway around the world to South Korea as a result of the strength of the yen, which cuts into the Japanese automaker's profits significantly when the company produces a vehicle in Japan and sells it elsewhere. This is a potential game-changing decision.

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