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Brakes put on US scrappage scheme


Car dealerships in the US have been under siege as the government's Cash for Clunkers programme comes to an end. Almost half-a-million deals were done under the scheme in which the federal government offered a grant of $4,500 to anyone trading in a old vehicle for a new one. Correspondent Kevin Connolly reports from a suburban showroom as the deadline for the scheme approaches.

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