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TOKYO— Toyota has developed an efficient gasoline engine using technology fine-tuned with gas-electric hybrids, in which the Japanese automaker is an industry leader. Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday the engine will be rolled out in 14 models this year and next year.
*Toyota falters on recall of vehicles, BoFA Merrill cuts rating. Federal Reserve eased worries over the timing of rate hikes, though Toyota Motor extended losses as investors punished it for its latest global recall of vehicles.
Ford Motor Co. fell$. 26 or 1.6 percent, to $15.84. General Motors Co. fell$. 91 or 2.6 percent, to $33.62. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 43 or 1.3 percent, to $34.19.
Ford Motor Co. fell$. 21 or 1.3 percent, to $15.89. General Motors Co. fell$. 76 or 2.2 percent, to $33.77. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 35 or 1.0 percent, to $34.11.
Ford Motor Co. rose$. 07 or. 5 percent, to $16.01. General Motors Co. fell$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $33.98. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 83 or 2.4 percent, to $33.61.
Only two of nine midsize SUVs got the highest rating in crash tests done by an insurance industry group. CNBC's Phil LeBeau calls the video "disturbing."
Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain from the General Motors Co were the only vehicles to earn the highest rating of "good" in the test, according to results released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on Tuesday.
*Nikkei falls to 1 1/ 2- week low ahead of BOJ policy announcement. *Exporters another loser as yen rebounds, Honda down 2.7 pct. TOKYO, April 8- Japanese shares dropped on Tuesday after a sudden tumble in U.S. tech stocks turned investors against risk, and as the Bank of Japan is expected to offer no new stimulus at its policy announcement later in the day.
*Daiichi Sankyo soars after Sun Pharma buys Indian unit Ranbaxy. *U.S. jobs data positive but overshadowed by Wall Street slide.
*China stimulus steps lift construction machinery makers. TOKYO, April 3- Japanese stocks rose to three-week highs on Thursday morning, spurred by gains in construction equipment makers on news China is taking steps to stimulate its economy and on another set of solid data in the United States.
*China stimulus hopes, upbeat U.S. data support. TOKYO, March 31- Japanese shares climbed 1 percent to a 2-1/ 2- week high on Monday morning on growing hopes China would offer stimulus measures to bolster its sagging economy, with exporters leading the way on a softer yen.
SHANGHAI, March 30- China's Dongfeng Motor Group Co Ltd reported a better-than-expected 16 percent rise in 2013 profit due to a rebound in sales at its Japanese partners.
U.S. regulators said they closed an investigation into fires involving Tesla Motors' popular Model S sedans after finding no "defect trend."
GM has told its dealers to stop selling Chevrolet Cruze small cars equipped with 1.4-liter turbo diesel engines, but gave no reason for the decision.
*Yahoo Japan tumbles on eAccess buy.
Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday as investors fretted about tougher sanctions against Russia.
Asian equities were mostly higher on Wednesday, rebounding after the previous day's losses, on hopes of fresh stimulus measures in Europe and China.
TOKYO, March 26- Japan's Nikkei share average was modestly higher on Wednesday, with early trade characterised by choppiness ahead of the fiscal year end although Kirin Holdings soared on a report that it will raise its dividend. "There is few domestic catalysts to move the Japanese market as a whole," said Hikaru Sato, senior technical analyst at Daiwa Securities.
MUMBAI, March 20- Toyota Motor Corp's Indian unit has decided to end a lock out at its two local vehicle plants, five days after declaring a suspension of production due to a pay dispute with workers.
*Foreigners sold record 1.09 trillion yen in Japan shares last week. TOKYO, March 20- Japanese stocks retreated from one-week highs on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen raised the prospect of interest rate hikes starting earlier than previously thought, sparking a selloff in equity markets and lifting the U.S. dollar.