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  • China profits boost Asian stock markets Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    BEIJING— Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday, shrugging off jitters about stiffer Western sanctions against Russia, after China reported strong corporate profits. KEEPING SCORE: China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index surged 2.4 percent to 2,178.50.

  • TOKYO, July 28- Japan's Nikkei average rose to six-month highs on Monday, and looked poised to test key resistance levels around 15,500 points, on hopes of continued improvement in corporate earnings. 0.5 percent at 15,530.29, its highest level since Jan. 23, reversing early losses that followed Friday's weakness on Wall Street.

  • Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. Faulty air bags have already been blamed for the recall of millions of cars around the world in recent years, including those made by BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda and Toyota.

  • DETROIT, July 26- Nissan Motor Co has expanded by 226,326 vehicles a recall of older models equipped with defective air bags made by Japan's Takata Corp, Nissan said in an amended filing posted Saturday by U.S. safety regulators.

  • *Index heavy Fanuc contributes 27 points, or more than a quarter of Nikkei gains. TOKYO, July 25- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Friday after the S&P 500 set another record closing high and as index heavyweight Fanuc Corp jumped after reporting strong profits.

  • Nissan ramps up push into self-driving vehicles Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:06 AM ET
    The Nissan Autonomous Drive Leaf electric vehicle is test driven during the Nissan 360 event in Irvine, Calif.

    Before Nissan's first self-driving cars go on sale in 2020, it will launch new technologies that supplement the driver behind the wheel.

  • Toyota turns to fuel cell after hybrid success Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:25 PM ET
    Toyota Automotive Operations Senior Vice President Bob Carter speaks during a press event for the Toyota fuel cell concept vehicle in Las Vegas.

    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.

  • After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:29 AM ET

    TOKYO— Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.

  • 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.

  • Yet another car recall, this time it's BMW Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 12:17 PM ET
    A worker affixes a BMW hood ornament on 3-series car during its production at the opening of the company's new plant in Leipzig, Germany, May 13, 2005.

    BMW is recalling 1.6 million 3-series cars from model years 1999-2006 due to a problem involving air bag inflators.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • RPT-ANALYSIS-GM's Cadillac at a crossroads - again Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    DETROIT, July 12- Incoming Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen- the brand's third boss in two years- faces a daunting task that his predecessors failed to complete: How to reposition General Motors Co's 112- year-old premium brand as a true competitor to BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

  • ANALYSIS-GM's Cadillac at a crossroads - again Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    DETROIT, July 11- Incoming Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen- the brand's third boss in two years- faces a daunting task that his predecessors failed to complete: How to reposition General Motors Co's 112- year-old premium brand as a true competitor to BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

  • TOKYO/ DETROIT, July 11- General Motors Co said on Friday it has hired Johan de Nysschen, chief of Nissan Motor Co's Infiniti premium brand, to run its Cadillac division. De Nysschen, 54, will report to GM President Dan Ammann, who cited the executive's experience with Volkswagen's Audi luxury brand.

  • Cadillac names new boss as sales fall Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:53 AM ET
    Johan De Nysschen

    General Motors has hired Johan de Nysschen to run its struggling Cadillac division.

  • TOKYO/ DETROIT, July 11- The chief of Nissan Motor Co's Infiniti premium brand, Johan de Nysschen, is leaving two years after he joined the Japanese carmaker, a Nissan spokeswoman said on Friday. General Motors Co has hired de Nysschen, 54, to run its luxury Cadillac brand, a source familiar with the plans who asked not to be identified said on Friday.

  • TOKYO, July 9- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a fresh one-week low on Wednesday morning as U.S. stocks beat a retreat before the start of the earnings season, and the stronger yen hurt exporters. Bucking the weakness, ANA Holdings rose 1.3 percent after CLSA hiked its rating to' buy' from' outperform' citing its strong inbound and outbound traffic.