Analysis A more robust manufacturing schedule, including General Motor Co.’s decision to keep some plants operating during traditional July holiday downtime, lifted North America light-vehicle production 34.9% above year-ago last month. But with most auto makers undergoing their usual July shutdowns and daily sales more or less even with June and prior-year, U.S. light-vehicle inventory volume slid to its lowest level since December. The 2,005,867 cars and light trucks on hand ...

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