After hitting a trough in October, U.S. light-vehicle sales are headed for a bounce-back in November and December, based on a Ward’s forecast for the rest of the year. After dropping to an 8-month low 15.6 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) last month, Ward’s forecasts sales to climb to a 16.3 million SAAR in November and to 18.5 million in December. (See related data: Sales Forecast) That compares to 2002’s November-December SAARs of 16.0 million and 18.3 million, ...

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