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In this Aug. 13, 2012 photo, Mercedes SUV bodies are seen during a tour of the SKD packaging facility at BLG Logistics, Inc. in Vance, Ala. The U.S. economy is looking more resilient than many had thought, thanks in part to rising auto sales and another year-over-year surge in home prices on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton)
Photo by: Dusty Compton
In this Aug. 13, 2012 photo, Mercedes SUV bodies are seen during a tour of the SKD packaging facility at BLG Logistics, Inc. in Vance, Ala. The U.S. economy is looking more resilient than many had thought, thanks in part to rising auto sales and another year-over-year surge in home prices on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton)

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