After a better-than-expected first-quarter, Ford Motor Co. resumes its sales slide, with April deliveries falling 6.9% compared with year-ago to 220,627 units. The decline, worse than the auto maker expected heading into April, is based on daily selling rates (26 days in 2006 and 24 days in 2007). “This was a challenging month,” George Pipas, Ford’s top U.S. sales analyst says in a conference call with the media and analysts. “It fell short of our expectations for our own sales and what ...

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