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Cash For Clunkers

What Happens to A Clunked Clunker?

By David Thomas on January 15, 2019

The New York Times has an interesting blog post about how car dealers are racing to get the cars, which have been traded in as part of the Cash for Clunkers program, decommissioned and sent to the ... Read More
Cash for Clunkers Two Years Later

By Kelsey Mays on October 24, 2018

“Obviously a lot of them were junk and deserved to be called clunkers,” says Powell, who owns the store his father began in 1933. But a sizable chunk — Ford Explorers and other four-whe... Read More
Cash for Clunkers Ticker: $854 Million Left

By David Thomas on March 5, 2015

Yesterday, the CARS website debuted a new gauge that shows how quickly funds for the Cash for Clunkers program are running out. Yesterday morning, it was at $858 million. As of this morning, it’s d... Read More
House Passes $2 Billion in Funding for Cash for Clunkers

By David Thomas on March 5, 2015

Originally, $4 billion was allotted for the plan when it was first conceived; it was later reduced to $1 billion. Problems arose yesterday when auto dealer organizations alerted the government to a... Read More
Cash for Clunkers Ticker: $779 Million Left

By David Thomas on March 5, 2015

That was fast. Just hours after updating its “gauge” to show how much money was left in the Cash for Clunkers fund this morning — $854 million — the official government website is now showing the n... Read More
Cash for Clunkers Funding Will Come to a Vote This Week

By Stephen Markley on March 5, 2015

This means the Senate will have to pass the House version of the bill because adding even one amendment would require House approval. This would delay the funds until after Labor Day since the Hous... Read More
Cash-for-Clunkers Bill Introduced in House

By Stephen Markley on March 5, 2015

Rep. Betty Sutton, D-Ohio, wants to give it a try. She introduced a bill that would offer vehicle owners cash discounts on new, fuel-efficient models if they have their old car crushed or recycled.... Read More
Obama Backs Cash for Clunkers Legislation

By David Thomas on March 5, 2015

President Barack Obama stated during a speech regarding the auto industry this morning that he backs a form of incentives for car buyers who trade up from aging, inefficient vehicles to more fuel-e... Read More
Cash-for-Clunkers Clears Important Hurdle

By Stephen Markley on March 5, 2015

Rep. Betty Sutton (D-Ohio) has agreed to strike the requirement, which likely violates international trade law anyway, and reconcile her bill with other proposals. The compromise bill would likely ... Read More
Cash for Clunkers Plan Could Be Worth $25 Billion

By Stephen Markley on March 5, 2015

Versions of the proposed legislation, which President Barack Obama mentioned during a speech today about the auto industry, come both from auto-state lawmakers looking to promote domestic sales and... Read More
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