LAS VEGAS, Jan 31 (Reuters) - U.S. new car and light truck sales are expected to increase this year as the economic recovery puts the pedal to the auto industry's metal, a leading industry analyst said on Saturday. Paul Taylor, chief economist at the National Automobile Dealers Association, said in a report that new vehicle sales will total about 16.8 million vehicles in 2004, up from 16.6 million in 2003. That would still mark a decline from the all-time high of 17.4 million vehicles ...
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