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Critics are questioning why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration let GM sidestep a recall for the ignition switch issues.
Honda is recalling nearly 900,000 Odyssey minivans that could catch fire, say safety regulators
DETROIT, March 15- Honda Motor Co is recalling nearly 900,000 Odyssey minivans that could catch fire, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a recall notice posted on Friday.
*Car companies spend more on research and development. FRANKFURT, March 13- The car industry's international patent filings jumped 18 percent in 2013, the World Intellectual Property Organisation said on Thursday, in part reflecting a push for new technologies to lower exhaust emissions.
TOKYO, March 13- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Thursday morning after falling to a one-week low on the previous day as strong machinery data supported sentiment as far as metal shares, which remained pressured on persistent concern about Chinese demand.
TOKYO, March 12- Big Japanese companies such as Toyota Motor Corp offered the most generous pay raises in years on Wednesday, a victory for the government's efforts to defeat deflation, but workers will still struggle to offset a looming sales tax increase.
*Yamato Holdings soars to 8- year high on price hike report. TOKYO, March 12- Japan's Nikkei share average slid more than 2 percent on Wednesday as investors locked in profits after a recent rally to a five-week high, while a stronger yen hit overall sentiment and dragged down exporters like Toyota Motor.
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
March 11- Clean Diesel Technologies Inc, a maker of emission control systems for vehicles, said it had started production of catalysts for Honda Motor Co's 2015 Acura TLX model, sending its shares up as much as 160 percent in early trading.
March 11- Clean Diesel Technologies Inc, a maker of emission control systems for cars, said it had started production of catalysts for Honda Motor Co's 2015 Acura TLX model, sending its shares up as much as 146 percent in early trading.
Asian stocks overcame an uninspiring handover the U.S. to trade higher on Tuesday after posting steep declines in the previous session.
TOKYO, March 11- Japan's Nikkei average gained on Tuesday, reflecting hopes that the Bank of Japan could signal later in the day its readiness to adopt more stimulus, although most investors do not expect the BOJ take any action yet.
Asian shares were a lackluster sight on Monday, with major indexes across the region registering steep declines.
Asian shares mostly saw subdued trade on Thursday, ahead of Friday's U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.
*GM, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan top sales expectations. *Toyota, Honda fall short of forecasts. While General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Chrysler Group all reported stronger-than-expected sales, the higher incentives raised concerns about industry profitability in the future.
*Toyota sales down 4 percent, missing expectations. *Chrysler, Nissan beat sales expectations. DETROIT, March 3- U.S. auto sales in February were slightly brisker than expected as hefty incentives lured customers into dealerships late in the month despite cold and snowy weather, raising concerns about industry profitability.
DETROIT, March 3- U.S. auto sales in February were more brisk than expected as hefty incentives lured customers into dealerships late in the month despite cold and snowy weather. General Motors Co raced past analysts' expectations, saying Monday that sales dipped 1 percent to 222,104 vehicles.
DETROIT, March 3- Chrysler Group and Nissan Motor Co each posted double-digit gains in U.S. A poll of 34 analysts by Thomson Reuters showed expectations that overall U.S. sales would be flat with a year earlier.
DETROIT, March 3- Nissan Motor Co said on Monday that its U.S. Nissan had its best February in the U.S. market on record, selling 115,600 vehicles. Fred Diaz, Nissan's senior vice president for U.S. sales, said February was the 11th month in the last 12 that the company set U.S. sales records.
FRANKFURT, March 3- Apple makes its next move in hands-free smartphone technology for car drivers when it unveils a new, integrated iPhone voice-control system at the Geneva Motor Show this week.