Ward’s forecasts production to dip 7.1% from year-ago in December and the New Year to start with another decline in January. The December outlook has been raised slightly from what was forecast a month ago, mainly because DaimlerChrysler AG unexpectedly stuck close to its production schedule in November and is likely to do so again this month. The previous forecast assumed the auto maker would cut back from what are aggressive production plans, considering the high inventory levels of ...

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