The wraps finally have come off the auto industry’s much-anticipated third-quarter production schedule, revealing an upbeat outlook for Chrysler Group and the transplants, but a darker picture for Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. Plans call for 3,760,500 car and truck assemblies in July-September, a 0.1% increase over the 3,758,100 units built in like-2004 – but still 7.1% below the period record of 4,048,200 posted in 1999. That the industry tentatively will build even 2,400 ...

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