U.S. schools and municipalities, strapped for cash as the recession decimates revenues, are stepping up sales of everything from old police cars, helicopters, and bicycles to unused equipment and even horses in an effort to reduce swollen deficits, Reuters reports. And organizations that previously relied on old-fashioned auctions conducted in local parking lots are getting more sophisticated, turning to the online world as they seek to maximize their sales. As many as 46 states are struggling with deficits, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. And governments, which are required by law to close budget gaps, are being...

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