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US carmakers downshift on Trump economic plan

After announcing plans for more jobs, they have idled thousands of workers for months at a time or axed staff

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AutoData's reports show US sales for GM, Ford (above) and Fiat Chrysler have experienced the biggest drops so far this year. Ford's sales are down 5.1 per cent while GM's have dropped 1.1 per cent.

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STEADILY rising US auto sales helped fuel the economic recovery, but sales have shifted into lower gear even as President Donald Trump counts on carmakers to provide a lift to his economic plans.

And after adding thousands of jobs since the financial crisis to meet rising

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