Weak auto sales for August amid economic worries

FILE - In this photo made Feb. 23, 2010, a customer walks around a Toyota dealership floor in Silver Spring, Md. Toyota Motor said Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, its sales fell 12 percent in August compared with July, as buyers nervous about the economy stayed away from showrooms. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, file)

September 2, 2010 5:37:43 PM PDT
Americans nervous about the drumbeat of bad economic news stayed away from auto showrooms. Automakers nervous about their bottom lines didn't offer deals to lure them in.