January auto sales up 1%; dip forecast for '18

Posted: February 2, 2018 at 1:54 a.m.

In this Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, photograph, 2017 and 2018 Mini Coopers sit on a dealer's lot in Highlands Ranch, Colo. January 2018 U.S. auto sales are expected to grow just a little as rebates and other deals wane after a December buying spree. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DETROIT -- January's U.S. auto sales were a little better than a year ago, but most analysts and automakers predict a small full-year decline despite economic factors that favor the industry.

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