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Prominent researchers are raising new doubts about the supposed environmental benefits of natural gas.
Japan's Nikkei fell on Wednesday while other Asian shares were cautious before the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting.
TOKYO, Feb 19- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Wednesday, retreating from a 2-1/ 2- week high hit the previous day, as investors took profit on banks and exporters a day after it had logged its biggest percentage gain in six months. The Nikkei shed 0.5 percent to 14,766.53 after a 3.1 percent rise on Tuesday, which took it to the highest close since Jan. 31.
TOKYO, Feb 19- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Wednesday morning, retreating from a 2 1/ 2- week high hit the previous day, as investors took profits on banks and exporters when the weak yen trend paused. The Nikkei shed 0.7 percent to 14,738.69 in mid-morning trade after rising 3.1 percent at 14,843.24 on Tuesday, the highest close since Jan. 31.
Japan's benchmark index rallied to a near three-week high on Tuesday following the Bank of Japan's monetary policy announcement.
TOKYO, Feb 18- Most Japanese car makers including Toyota Motor Corp have resumed operations at their plants that were suspended after heavy snow disrupted parts deliveries, companies said on Tuesday, limiting impact on their domestic production volume.
TOKYO, Feb 17- Japanese car makers including Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co suspended operations at some of its plants in central and eastern Japan after heavy snow disrupted their supply chains and prevented workers from commuting.
*Yahoo Japan jumps on inclusion in Goldman's conviction buy list. TOKYO, Feb 14- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Friday morning, tracking gains on Wall Street as investors shrugged off weak U.S. data and stayed optimistic over the long-term economic outlook.
TOKYO, Feb 13- Japan's Nikkei average edged down on Thursday after hitting a 1-1/ 2 week high the previous day as investors awaited more U.S. economic data, while brewers like Sapporo Holdings fell on lacklustre profit forecasts. On the other hand, retail investors are taking profits from recent gains, "said Jun Yunoki, a strategist at Nomura Securities.
More than 1,500 hourly wage workers at Volkswagen Chattanooga are voting on whether to join the United Auto Workers.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports that for the first time since 1998, car reliability numbers are down, and particularly for cars with four-cylinder engines, according to J.D. Power.
DETROIT, Feb 12- Engine and transmission problems caused quality in the U.S. auto industry to slip for the first time in 16 years in a vehicle dependability study of owners of 3- year-old cars and trucks, falling from last year's record-high levels.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, Feb 10- Nissan Motor Co could sacrifice its global market share goal to reach its mid-term profitability target after slower-than-expected sales in its biggest markets left its profit margin the tightest among Japanese car makers.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, Feb 10- Japan's Nissan Motor Co beat analyst estimates by reporting its steepest quarterly net profit gain in nearly two years as a weaker yen made its export business more profitable and as sales improved in China, its biggest market.
Japan's Nissan reported its steepest quarterly profit gain in three years on a weaker yen and improved sales in China.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, Feb 10- Japan's Nissan Motor Co beat analyst estimates by reporting its steepest quarterly profit gain in three years as a weaker yen made its export business more profitable and as sales improved in China, its biggest market.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, Feb 10- Nissan Motor Co beat analyst estimates by posting a 56.8 percent rise in quarterly net profit on Monday, helped by a weaker yen and improving sales in China, its biggest market. Nissan kept its profit outlook for the full year to March-end at 355 billion yen compared with analysts' 364.2 billion yen estimate.
OTTAWA/ TORONTO, Feb 10- Craig McIntosh's company exports half of what its Canadian plastics factories produce, so he should be rejoicing in the Canadian dollar's slide to a four-year-low.
*Foreigners seen buying back after Japan shares underperformed. *Sony jumps 5 pct on restructuring plan. TOKYO, Feb 7- Japan's Nikkei average jumped 2 percent on Friday morning, moving away from a four-month low hit earlier this week, as investor sentiment was brightened by a rally on Wall Street and hopes for an upbeat U.S. jobs report later in the day.
CHICAGO, Feb 6- Heavy snow and bone-chilling weather this year have taken a toll on Ford Motor Co's U.S. vehicle production just as the company kicks off the biggest year of new model launches in its history, a top executive said on Thursday.