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'Clunkers' filing deadline extended

From NBC's Tom Costello and Domenico Montanaro
The "Cash for Clunkers" program deadline for dealers to file for rebates has been extended until tomorrow at noon ET.

The reason: The Department of Transportation's "Clunkers" filing Web site went down this afternoon.

Tonight's 8:00 pm ET deadline for any sales made stands.

The DOT said there was "an overwhelming demand on the CARS computer system. ... Despite a large increase in the system's capacity, the website was down temporarily this afternoon. Because of the temporary shutdown, dealers have been given extra time to file the necessary paperwork."