The tight-credit and financial worries that drove new-car buyers from U.S. showrooms and forced big downward adjustments in North American vehicle output in August-September aren’t inducing major cuts in fourth-quarter production. At least not yet. The latest look at the industry’s third-quarter output shows a “loss” of some 109,200 units compared with what was on the books a month ago. July’s final count shows a decline of some 62,200 units, compared with preliminary projections for ...

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