DETROIT – The ongoing economic crisis sweeping America is having a trickle-down effect on car buyers, Ford Motors Co.’s chief marketing officer says. Through August, Ford U.S. light-vehicle sales have declined 15.4%, compared with year-ago, to 152,118 units, outpacing a total industry decline of 11.2% to 9,762,247, Ward’s data shows. Jim Farley, group vice president-marketing and communications, says many consumers rattled by the latest government-proposed bailout of Wall Street firms ...

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