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Topic - Jesse Toprak
After years of sputtering, sales of big pickups kicked into overdrive last month.
Every major automaker in the U.S. topped their June sales in July except Ford and Daimler.
DETROIT (AP) — Industry analysts are predicting a lackluster end to an already dismal year for automakers, likely the worst in nearly a decade.
"Given the current economic challenges and the uncertainty associated with the upcoming presidential election, we do not anticipate that 2008 will be any more robust for the car business," said Jesse Toprak, chief economist for the auto information site Edmunds.com.
Mr. Toprak said there is little promise for a turnaround until 2009.