DETROIT – Forget the negative headlines of late, 2005 is going to be a pretty good year for the auto industry, the leading economists from the U.S. Big Three say. A lot has been written lately about the potential negative effects the growing U.S. budget deficit, weak dollar and rising interest rates could have on vehicle sales, but economists from General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler Corp. say most signs are good for another 17 million-17.5 million sales year, ...

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