The government’s recent “Cash for Clunkers” incentive program helped propel Ford Motor Co. to its second consecutive sales increase in August. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin., which oversaw the clunkers program, Ford vehicles accounted for 14.4% of the nearly 700,000 vouchers processed. Ford’s combined fleet and retail light-vehicle sales in August rose 22.2% on a daily basis, compared with year-ago (26 selling days vs. 27 in like-2008), to 179,644 units. And it ...

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