The blackout that left large chunks of the Northeastern U.S. and Canada’s province of Ontario in the dark for more than 24 hours last month didn’t affect August auto sales, a General Motors Corp. executive says. “We saw no impact,” Paul Ballew, executive director-sales and industry analysis, tells the media and analysts during a conference call. “We analyzed it every which way, and we didn’t see an impact. Sales were strong from the beginning of the month. In fact, it was one of the most ...

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