U.S. auto sales plunge 21%, triggering talk of more stimulus

09/2/2010 | Detroit Free Press

Plunging sales led auto industry executives to start talking about a need for additional stimulus, but most doubt a measure to help automakers would get through Congress before the November midterm election. Auto sales across the U.S. fell 21% in August compared with the same month last year. Analysts said the drop reflects the sluggish pace of economic recovery and the expiration of the "Cash for Clunkers" rebate.

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