UPDATE 2-Lear posts profit, boosted by N.America production


(Adds details from conference call, remarks from analysts) SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan 27 (Reuters) - Lear Corp. , the world's fifth-largest automotive parts supplier, on Monday posted a quarterly profit, boosted by higher vehicle production in North America, and said it expected company sales to rise in 2003. Business with General Motors and Asian automakers in the period also contributed to increase the company's five-year sales backlog to $4 billion from $3.6 billion. But production levels ...

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