Weak sales and rising inventories have forced North American auto makers to reassess their January-March output plans, resulting in a 60,800-unit net reduction in the number of cars and trucks slated for assembly in the quarter to 4,010,300. That marks a 6.5% shortfall from the 4,288,300 completions booked in like-2006, a figure that may rise further in late January as Ford Motor Co., still reconciling its first-quarter slate with sales projections, reveals the extent of any changes. ...

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