(The following statement was released by the rating agency) NEW YORK, March 30 - Expectations for a stronger U.S. economy, combined with a flood of new vehicles being introduced, should support slightly stronger automotive demand during 2004, according to a report published today by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. Only modest improvement in car sales is expected, however, because the extent of demand declines during the recent downturn was muted as a result of purchase ...
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