It’s been a year since U.S. light-vehicle sales plunged off a cliff, in concert with the collapse of the stock market and banking industry, and auto makers continue to wait for signs of recovery. But while Wall Street saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average return to 10,000 this week, the auto industry is unlikely to enjoy similarly good news in October, with sales forecast to fall slightly below year-ago’s anemic levels. October 2008 LV deliveries finished 34.5% below same-month 2007, at ...

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