General Motors Corp. sales rose 6% in August, as strong performances by its fullsize pickups and cross/utility vehicles helped buck headwinds caused by the country’s housing downturn, rising fuel prices and worries interest rates soon may inch higher. Overall, GM delivered 385,529 light vehicles in August, compared with 363,521 in like-2006, according to Ward’s data. Industry-wide, the auto maker estimates August sales fell 3.5%, compared with year-ago, to a seasonally adjusted average ...

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