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GM posts first sales gain in nearly two years

GM reported its first monthly gain in U.S. sales in almost two years while Toyota and Ford also improved, a sign the auto industry it starting to crawl back from a yearlong slump. Full story

Consumer spending tumbles, incomes flat

Consumer spending plunged in September by the largest amount in nine months, reflecting the end of the government's Cash for Clunkers auto sales program. Full story

Reinventing Cash for Clunkers for bicyclers

   Oct. 21: Dana Genereux, owner of Two Wheeler Dealer Cycle and Fitness, talks about successfully adapting the Cash for Clunkers program to his bike shop.

Missed out on ‘Clunkers?’ There are still breaks

Missed out on Cash for Clunkers? Uncle Sam still has a few bones to throw your way if you buy a car before the end of the year. Full story

Retail sales fall after Cash for Clunkers ends

Retail sales declined in September by the largest amount this year as car sales plummeted following the end of the government's popular Cash for Clunkers program. Full story

Group 1 expects to report 68-72 cents per share

Auto dealer Group 1 Automotive Inc. expects to turn in better third-quarter results than Wall Street analysts had forecast, thanks partly to Cash for Clunkers. Full story

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After Clunkers tax rush, states come down hard

Consumer spending edges up; incomes are flat

GDP declines 1 percent, better than expected

‘Clunkers’ moved almost 700,000 new cars

Ten clunkers in the making

‘Clunkers’ binge may leave a serious hangover

Last weekend of clunkers deal draws big crowds

GM to boost output by 60,000

Dealers yet to see most cash from clunkers

Clunkers prompt Ford to boost production

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  Auto sales screech to halt

Oct. 1: The end of the government's Cash for Clunkers program has dealt a blow to U.S. auto sales. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

  Cash for Clunkers no boon for Big Three

Sept. 1: August auto sales got a boost from the government's Cash-for-Clunkers program, although results for American car makers were underwhelming. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

  Cash for refrigerators

Aug. 24: Guest host Alison Stewart talks about the new dishwasher and refrigerator program coming this fall, modeled on the success of the Cash for Clunkers program.

  'Cash For Clunkers' reaching end of road

Aug. 24: As the wildly popular 'Cash for Clunkers' program comes to a stop, car shoppers and dealers look for a happy ending. NBC's Jay Gray reports.

  'Cash for Clunkers' ends Monday

Aug. 23: The government's "Cash for Clunkers" program comes to an end at 8 p.m. Monday and car dealers are swamped with last-minute buyers.

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Vehicles traded in for the government's Cash for Clunkers program
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Vehicles traded in for the government's Cash for Clunkers program are seen at a lot owned by Ira Toyota in Danvers, Mass. Monday, Aug. 24, 2009. It was a race to the finish for dealers and customers alike as the Cash for Clunkers program headed into its final lap on Monday. Over the weekend, car d

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epa01836083 Used 'clunker' cars sit in the lot of a Toyota dealership after being traded in during the 'Cash for Clunkers' program in Arlington, Virginia, outside Washington DC, USA, 24 August 2009. The Car Allowance Rebate System, or 'Cash for Clunkers', in which consumers receive a rebate for trad

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