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The nation's automakers said Monday that sales of domestically built cars in mid-June fell 4.6 percent, setting a sluggish pace for the traditionally strong summer selling season.

The Big Three carmakers were responsible for the June 11-20 decline. All posted weaker car sales for the period.

Truck sales year-to-date fell 2.4 percent to 1.96 million from 1.99 million in the comparable period in 1989.

Chrysler Corp. turned in the biggest decline of the group, with car sales falling 18.3 percent. General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. followed, reporting adjusted sales drops of 7.8 percent and 7.4 percent, respectively.

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