NEW YORK – General Motors Co. said Monday that its U.S. sales fell 12% to 171,486 units in January, from 194,699 units the year before. The company had been expected to post January sales of 176,541, according to a forecast from Edmunds.com. Part of the decline was because the company scaled back on rental-car sales. General Motors shares fell nearly 2% percent in morning trading.
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