Despite a flurry of adjustments — both up and down — by a number of automakers, industry North American car and truck output plans remain nearly steady through year's end — at least so far (see data p.6). Further weakness in the U.S. market of the type that led DaimlerChrysler Corp. to close several plants last week could prompt further cuts. The effects of that closing aren't included in the revised schedule. That could take some 13,000 vehicles out of October's tally and 19,000 from ...

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