As the U.S. auto industry braces for the fallout from the “Cash for Clunkers” program that pushed August light-vehicle deliveries to more than 1 million units for the first time in 2009, Ward’s is forecasting September sales will reach about 765,000, in line with the year’s first half. This equates to a 30,500 daily sales rate over 25 selling days, down 37% from August (26 days) and 23.7% below year-ago (over 24 days). At those levels, September’s seasonally adjusted annual rate will ...

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