October’s dismal sales may represent “the worst of the storm,” but Chrysler LLC Vice Chairman Jim Press is reluctant to use the “r-word” to describe conditions buffeting the U.S. economy. Press, who also holds the title of president, is referring to “recovery,” not recession. Chrysler sales plummeted 37.7% compared with like-2007, according to Ward’s data, which is adjusted for last month’s 27 selling days. There were 26 in October 2007. Chrysler delivered 94,042 vehicles, marking the ...

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