General Motors Corp.’s year-over-year gain in U.S. light-vehicle sales was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise gloomy month for car and light-truck sales. Posting a 2.6% rise in daily sales versus year-ago (both months had 25 days), on just over 251,000 light vehicle deliveries, GM grabbed 24% of the market in a month that otherwise saw most major auto companies suffering declines. Ford Motor Co. chalked up a 4.1% drop in January sales, only slightly under performing the overall ...

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