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    Report: China about to unleash massive anti-clunker policy
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    Some of the world's most notoriously smoggy cities are hoping for relief in a new plan taking aim at what's coming out of their tailpipes. In response to serious air pollution problems and an attempt to meet emissions standards, China plans to decommission more than 5 million aging vehicles by ...

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    Feds mull an extra three months to crush Cash For Clunkers victims
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    What do you do with some 700,000 recently clunked cars? Send them to scrap heaps, naturally. According to the initial set of rules drafted when Cash for Clunkers was first launched, all those vehicles need to be processed properly, which includes removing most (if not all) of the good usable ...

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    Empire Strikes Back: White House calls out Edmunds on Clunkers story, Edmunds responds
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    The facts in the case of the White House versus Edmunds are essentially indisputable – but they are open for interpretation. The federal government's $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program generated 690,000 sales by providing $3,500 and $4,500 vouchers to car buyers who turned in their ...

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    REPORT: All those clunkers messed up with no where to go
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    We found out which vehicles were the most popular "green" clunkers in the Car Allowance Rebate System that ran its course earlier this fall, but it won't take much sleuthing to discover where all these clunkers have ended up. According to the AP, the disabled SUVs, minivans and trucks (mostly) ...

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    Top Ten "green" cars that met their fate during Cash for Clunkers
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    One rule that all clunked cars needed to adhere to was a maximum rating of 18 MPG from the federal government, right? What wasn't required was that the clunked car be considered dirty. After all, it's pretty clear that CNG vehicles burn clean, but that didn't stop 232 of them from meeting their ...

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    Cash For Clunkers final numbers: 690,000 vehicles sold; $2.8 billion used; 24.9 mpg average for the new cars
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    C.A.R.S. ended Monday night and the numbers are in. At first blush, things look positive. First, 690,114 vouchers were submitted asking for $2.877 billion (just under the program's $3 billion limit). There was also $100 million used for administration costs (as Autoblog calculates, about $144 ...

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    Cash For Clunkers ends tonight, 8 p.m. EST - $2.65 billion spent so far
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    The Cash For Clunkers (C.A.R.S.) program ends today. There are about five hours left before the über-successful government program comes to a sodium silicate-induced halt. So, anyone who's on the fence about getting an extra $4,500 for their low-mileage clunker should call their local ...

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    REPORT: Cash For Clunkers ending Monday
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    This year, Labor Day in the U.S. will be celebrated on September 7. That's over two weeks away, and not that long ago, the government had said the C.A.R.S. (Cash for Clunkers) program would be funded through that date. Looks like the rebate system is once again a victim of its own success once ...

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    REPORT: Not all clunkers in Germany being junked; some are "stolen" from the junkyard
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    There's no arguing that the various Cash for Clunkers-style programs all around the world are intended first and foremost to spur lagging automobile sales. Environmental concerns have taken a back seat to helping automakers and dealerships move some more metal. Still, at least we know that the ...

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    Cash For Clunkers, the potential downsides and unintended consequences
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    In the flurry to give Cash For Clunkers – sorry, C.A.R.S. – a very quick $2 billion extension last week, some of the more critical voices of the program were drowned out. At the very least, their effort was in vail. It may be too late to stop the bill from becoming law, but it's worth ...

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    Cash For Clunkers gets $2B assist in the Senate; C.A.R.S. funded through Labor Day
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    After a week of uncertainty and a lot of weighing in from all sides, C.A.R.S. (aka Cash For Clunkers) looks set to continue for another month, at least. The Senate confirmed the House's $2 billion funding of the incredibly popular program yesterday in a 60-37 vote, mostly on party lines. ...

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    It Never Ends Update: Cash For Clunkers sales total at least 180,000, average increase is 6.8 mpg
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    Another day, another Cash For Clunkers news digest: First off, some numbers. The government now says that 180,000 cars have been sold through C.A.R.S., enough to account for $775.2 million of the original plan's $1 billion in funding. Since not all of the vehicles sold have yet been confirmed ...

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    Daily (Show) update on Cash For Clunkers, and a look into the future
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    The foggy blur surrounding the fate of Cash For Clunkers (aka C.A.R.S.) is clearing up. On the political front, passage in the Senate of the extra $2 billion in funds now looks incredibly likely. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that the $2 billion would be enough to keep C4C running ...

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    Cash For Clunkers Daily Update: D.O.T. withholding info; Senate warms to more funding
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    Another day, another bunch of news items about Cash For Clunkers (a.k.a. C.A.R.S.). With Friday's Senate recess date fast approaching, the Obama Administration is reportedly pushing the body's 100 members there to get their acts together and vote for more funding to keep the program alive. Two ...

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    Cash for Clunkers update: IRS taxes rebates, Chrysler in a good kind of trouble, more
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    The Cash For Clunkers program, officially known as CARS, is a program in flux. If you missed the CARS news over the weekend, read this post. Here's what has happened since then: The White House was pushing the Senate to act today, making it very clear that CARS has pushed average mpg numbers ...

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    Cash for Clunkers "Back on the Road," but is it for real?
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    The Cash for Clunkers website sent out a short and sweet email update on the roller-coaster status of the program: "CARS Back on the Road." Thanks to quick Congressional action on Friday, CARS was given a $2 billion revival shot – enough to maybe keep it alive for another two weeks – ...

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    Cash For Clunkers good through today, at least; White House looking for $2b more for CARS
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    For vehicles with their engines disabled, the clunkers sure are moving fast. At 10 a.m. yesterday, a gauge on the CARS website declared that there was estimated $779 million left in the $1 billion fund that is being used to take low-mpg vehicles off the road in exchange for new, more efficient ...

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    REPORT: 9 of Top 10 clunkers being traded in are large trucks
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    The fickle nature of the American consumer is on obvious display in car dealerships across the country right now. With the government sponsoring a giant garage cleaning through the CARS ("cash for clunkers") program, people are taking old vehicles and turning them into new ones, with a fancy ...

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    Where the fiasco is at today, a Cash for Clunkers update
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    As the whole "Cash for Clunkers" program has transitioned from Congressionally-passed legislation to NHTSA rule book, it has at same time gone from a great way to get old gas guzzlers off the road to something resembling a fiasco. Over the course of the past week, dealers have worried that they ...

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    REPORT: EPA ratings changes shift some "clunkers" out of cash range
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    Hmm. Last Friday, the official rules for the CAR Allowance Rebate System (CARS, also known as the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009 and the "cash for clunkers" bill) were released. Also last Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) "refreshed" the combined mpg ratings ...

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