Auto makers again are taking the knife to their third-quarter North American output plans, this time cutting 174,900 units from the slate after lopping off some 220,400 vehicles just a month ago. These cuts, which bring the industry’s July-September game plan down to 3,184,600 from the 3,579,900 slated for the period just two months ago, reflect still-dwindling demand for fuel-thirsty pickups and SUVs, despite some moderation in fuel prices. In the current round of cutbacks, North ...

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