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GM posts sluggish Sept. sales, sign of slow autumn

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DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors says its sales sputtered in September, a sign that Americans are nervous about taking on debt to buy big-ticket items.

Sales for the biggest U.S. automaker fell about 6 percent from August but were up 10.5 percent over September of last year. However, it was easy for sales to improve from last September. That's because that month was hurt by low demand following the government's Cash for Clunkers program.

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