With car buyers scarce and operating cash in short supply, the Detroit Three auto makers plan to build at just 70.6% of their already-weak, year-ago pace in the first quarter. The trend, which has the industry as a whole slated to make just 2,991,200 vehicles, develops amid a record market slowdown. The planned output is the second-lowest first-quarter level in 25 years. Since 1984, only January-March 1991 output, at 2,592,200 units amid a sharp recession, stands lower. Chrysler LLC, ...
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