Chrysler to restart seven plants -- four in U.S.

Chrysler Group LLC announced Wednesday it would resume production at seven North American plants after emerging from bankruptcy, and into a government-backed partnership with Italian automaker Fiat.

Chrysler will restart production at four U.S. plants, two in Canada, and one in Mexico by the end of the month.

The plants won't be online for too long, though -- all Chrysler plants will cease work for a two-week furlough between July 13 and 24.

One plant has come back online already, a small plant that produces the Dodge Viper sports car.

Two of the U.S. plants to restart are in the district of Reps. Sander Levin (D-Mich.), while one is represented by Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), and the other is in Rep. Todd Akin's (R-Mo.) district.