Amid signs of an economic slowdown in the key U.S. market, North American auto makers are putting the brakes on first-quarter vehicle production, with output scheduled at just 94.9% of year-ago. The industry January-March production slate calls for completion of 4,071,100 cars and trucks, down 217,200 from the 4,288,300 vehicles assembled in like-2006. Car output is scheduled to fall 8.5% to 1,706,600 units, while truck production is set to decline 2.5%, to 2,364,500. Related document: ...

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