April’s U.S. light-vehicle sales will rise from the previous month for the third consecutive time and are ahead of year-ago for the fourth straight month, based on seasonal adjustments. A preliminary look at the second quarter also foretells a strong increase from this year’s first quarter as well as the April-June period of 2003. Ward’s is forecasting sales will increase to a 17.1 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) in April from March’s 16.6 million and like-2003’s 16.4 ...

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