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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009
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(Studio: Maggie Rodriguez) The announcement by GM of increased vehicle production & of the recall of laid-off workers due to the success of the cash for clunkers program reported.

(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) Car trade-ins & sales featured; scenes shown from a car lot in Clinton, Iowa; details given about the five top trade-in replacement cars & about the backlog of transactions in cash for clunker deals. [McEleney Autocenter manager Mark CHASEY†- cites sales increases.] [Car buyer Max COVELL‡- comments on the deal.] [Mesirow Financial Holdings economist Diane SWONK†- talks about positive growth & car demand.] [Koeppel Nissan car dealer Mark HARRINGTON†- worries about getting the government money.]

Rodriguez, Maggie;
Reynolds, Dean

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