North American assembly plants will build 17,000 fewer cars and trucks in the year’s second quarter than were on the books a month ago, with cuts nearly evenly divided between the two segments. The overall reduction comes despite a 39,900-unit increase in the April-June period announced last week by Ford Motor Co. Industry output plans for the second quarter now tally 4,202,300 vehicles, down 0.4% from 4,219,300 assemblies slated for the period a month ago. Car output will fall by 8,700 ...

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