Business: Whither Autos?

As usual at this time of year, the key to much of 1960's economic health lies hidden in a vital question: How big a year will it be for autos? Automen traditionally make a brave try at guessing the answer on the basis of the latest sales, which rose 10.7% in January over last year. But this year the significance of the figures has been clouded by the carryover effects of the steel strike and the first full model year for the compacts. Last week Detroit cut back auto production, but that only thickened...

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