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GM, Ford, Toyota Post Sharply Higher Sales in September


Auto sales hit their briskest monthly pace for the year, as Labor Day discounts, higher fleet sales and hurricane-related replacements restored momentum heading into the final months of the 2017.

Car companies have weathered a string of monthly declines this year, a sign demand is plateauing following seven years of increases. Sales of trucks and sport utilities remain strong amid low gasoline prices, but a weaker market for family sedans and compact cars has prompted slowdowns at certain factories.

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