DETROIT – U.S. sales will rise from year-ago levels for the second straight month, continuing April’s 17 million-unit annual pace, according to a forecast of May light-vehicle sales by Ward’s. Furthermore, Ward’s projects the entire second quarter to maintain a 17 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), compared with April-June 2001’s 16.7 million. May’s SAAR should come in at 17.0 million, down from the prior month’s 17.3 million but surpassing year-ago’s 16.4 million. Actual ...

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