LOS ANGELES – BMW of North America LLC says its operational costs must remain on par with year-ago levels, or there could be cutbacks. The unit is under pressure from parent BMW AG to keep costs in line as the weak U.S. dollar continues to reduce profits from the U.S. operations. The news comes just hours after BMW in Germany announces pre-tax profits fell 2.8% last year to €3.2 billion ($3.9 billion) against 2002 returns, due in part to the currency fluctuation and a ...

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