U.S. light-vehicle sales will decline in October for a second straight month but continue to improve on year-ago’s results, based on a Ward's forecast. The outlook for the entire fourth quarter calls for improvement over like-2002, with inventories in line with market demand heading into the new year. October sales are forecast at a 16.2 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), down from the prior month’s 16.7 million and August’s 19.0 million. Last year, after a similar summer ...

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