The saying goes that April showers bring May flowers, but for the U.S. automotive market, April's strength could mean a shower of sales in May leading to an all-time high in units sold for any month (see insert). U.S. light vehicle sales increased for the 20th consecutive month in April based on daily selling rates (DSRs). During that string, the industry has set a new record for calendar year sales (16.9 million in 1999), and posted a new high for any 12-month stretch in every month ...

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