Ford Motor Co. says it will cut first-quarter 2005 production 8%, or 78,000 units, from like-2004 as a result of its sluggish November sales performance. Trucks account for the biggest decline, down 51,000 units, while production of cars will decrease by 27,000 units. Focus sales fell 36.3% in November. Ford says the output drop can be attributed to the elimination of a shift early next year at its St. Louis midsize SUV plant and the closure this past February of its Edison, NJ, ...

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