This year, the U.S. market looks just as bleak from Japan as it does closer to home. Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research reports out of Tokyo in April foresee hard times ahead even for major Japanese auto makers. Analysts Kota Yuzawa and Satoko Asai estimate a decline in U.S. sales to a 14.5 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) in the April-June 2008 quarter, but an uptick to a 15 million-unit SAAR in July-September and a further gain to 15.5 million units in ...

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