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Cash for Clunkers Boosts Q3 GDP Growth

The third quarter GDP result is out, and even though figures are not that impressive, they are definitely positive compared to the previous four negative quarters.

GDP growth in the third quarter stands at 2.2 percent, to which the maximum contribution came from the Cash for Clunkers program.

Also known as the Car Allowance Rebate System, the Cash for Clunkers is a $3 billion federal program given to the U.S. residents for purchase of new and efficient vehicles.