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Toyota is betting that drivers will embrace hydrogen fuel cells, a technology that runs on the energy created by an electrochemical reaction.
TOKYO, July 17- Nissan Motor Co Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn raised doubts over Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's call to appoint women to 30 percent of top jobs by 2020, saying rushing to meet such a target could set the firm and its staff up for failure.
*Intel supplier Shinko Electric soars to 6- month high. TOKYO, July 17- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a 1-1/ 2- week high on Thursday, buoyed by gains on Wall Street, while Shinko Electric Industries Co jumped on Intel Corp's strong forecast.
DETROIT, July 16- German automaker BMW said on Wednesday it is recalling about 1.6 million cars worldwide to replace passenger-side front air bags made by Takata Corp because the inflators could break apart during deployment and injure passengers.
DETROIT/ FRANKFURT, July 16- German automaker BMW said on Wednesday it is recalling about 1.6 million cars worldwide to replace passenger-side front airbags made by Takata Corp because the inflators could break apart during deployment and injure passengers.
*JX Holdings rises on report saying it will build hydrogen stations. TOKYO, July 16- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat on Wednesday morning as investors stayed cautious ahead of China economic data, with weakness in U.S. shares also curbing investors' risk appetites.
Congress begins a five-week summer recess that same day. White House support for the 10- month extension has annoyed some Democrats who are opposed because it would push decisions on long-term funding to a newly elected Congress next year. At the very least, Congress should be keeping people on the job who are already there right now, "Obama said.
In a visit to a government highway research center in Virginia, Obama is expected to tout work on so-called vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication technology to improve navigation, according to the White House.
*Fed Chair Janet Yellen's testimony awaited. *Otsuka soars on new drug application to FDA. TOKYO, July 15- Japan's Nikkei share average climbed on Tuesday with all sectors rising, helped by gains on Wall Street on Citigroup's strong earnings and a merger and acquisition deal in the healthcare industry.
On the back of commercial launch announcements by Toyota and Hyundai and demand in Japan, Linde started up a production facility with an initial annual capacity of 50 stations a year.
Asian stocks started the week with gains on Monday as fears about Portugal's banking sector receded and as attention turned to corporate earnings.
For the larger companies, the initiative ensures that their own suppliers are robust and "demonstrates a recognition that a healthy supply chain is good for business," the White House said in a statement.
July 8- Acura, the luxury division of Japanese automaker Honda Motors Co Ltd, said it would recall 14,078 model-year 2013-2014 ILX vehicles to replace their halogen projector beam headlights.
DETROIT, July 8- Subaru of America is recalling 8,557 older model cars in the United States equipped with potentially defective air bag inflators made by Japan's Takata Corp, the automaker and U.S. safety regulators said on Tuesday.
*California is one of the biggest markets in U.S. for Honda. *Move comes after Honda learned of air bag incident in California. "While this case does not match the areas that NHTSA has determined, Honda is adding California into the areas in which it is conducting a regional recall in order to investigate the cause," the Honda spokeswoman said.
*Seven& i rises to 6- month high on strong earnings. TOKYO, July 4- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a 5-1/ 2- month high on Friday as a much-stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report fueled investors' appetite for riskier assets, while the weak yen lifted exporters.
*Toshiba soars after Nikkei reports Westinghouse in talks to win nuclear deal. TOKYO, July 3- Japanese stocks were flat in a choppy early session on Thursday as investors took time out ahead of the U.S. jobs data later in the day, while Toshiba Corp soared on a report that its U.S. subsidiary is expected to win a deal in Bulgaria.
A list of the top car brands that customers come back to, either to replace old cars or make new additions to the household fleet.
General Motors Co bucked Wall Street's low expectations as well as negative publicity over a flood of safety recalls, reporting a 1 percent rise in U.S. sales in June. He added that GM's sales remain strong in part because consumers focus on brand names such as Chevrolet and Buick rather than the corporate name " General Motors."
A California district attorney announced a lawsuit accusing GM of threatening public safety by hiding defects that led to massive recalls.