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  • Company officials say they expect the new Malibu to deliver $1,500 a car more profit than its predecessors. To win over skeptical consumers, GM's ads for the new Malibu will tout the car's quality, styling, fuel-efficiency, and a myriad of safety and connectivity features. GM's sales goals for the Malibu are important, because the car is a key piece of GM Chief...

  • Toyota: Both hands back on the wheel after recall spinout Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:32 AM ET

    TOYOTA, Japan— Toyota Motor Corp. is ready to ramp up its growth again, emerging from an intentional soul-searching lull brought on by its massive global recall scandal that began in 2009.. "It is making our effort to come out with ever better cars increasingly difficult," he told reporters at headquarters in Toyota city, central Japan. He pointed to how President...

  • Speaking Wednesday at the union's national bargaining convention in Detroit, President Dennis Williams said the UAW already has too many tiers of lower wages. Williams was responding to reports that General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. may propose a third tier of pay. Actually, a third tier of wages already is in place at several General Motors factories in the...

  • DETROIT, March 24- Global automakers are readying a new generation of mass-market electric cars with more than double the driving range of today's Nissan Leaf, betting that technical breakthroughs by big battery suppliers such as LG Chem Ltd will jump-start demand and pull them abreast of Tesla Motors Inc.. At least four major automakers- General Motors Co,...

  • TOKYO— Japan's future prosperity will depend on improving its lagging productivity, says a report by McKinsey Global Institute that urges companies to boost their competitiveness by better use of their workers. Japan's population of about 127 million began declining in 2011 and is rapidly aging, a trend seen in many industrialized countries.

  • DETROIT, March 23- General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co have much higher labor costs than their cross-town rival Fiat Chrysler, according to a new study released just ahead of a meeting of United Auto Workers officials as they prepare for contract talks with the Detroit Three. Ford Motor Co's hourly labor costs were $57, just behind GM's at $58.

  • Car sales in Russia dropped sharply last year as the economy was hit by a fall in oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine. General Motors said last week it would shut its Russian factory and wind down the Opel brand in the country, while Nissan Motor Co suspended Russia production for 16 days this month. The company said its car plant in Kaluga, south of the...

  • DETROIT— U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that two Nissan recalls didn't go far enough to fix a problem with front-seat air bag seat sensors. Nissan maintains the fixes took care of the problem. In documents posted Sunday, NHTSA said Nissan and Infiniti owners complained that after getting recall repairs, the passenger air bag status light...

  • TOKYO/ MEXICO CITY, March 22- Toyota Motor is finalising plans for its first passenger car assembly plant in Mexico that could be approved by its board as early as next month, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. Toyoda last year asked planners scouting for a site in Mexico to hit' pause' and review the rationale for the project, executives familiar...

  • SHANGHAI, March 20- Jaguar Land Rover Ltd on Friday said it is recalling nearly 36,500 Range Rover Evoque sport utility vehicles, after local media reported the British luxury carmaker used faulty gearboxes. Jaguar Land Rover earlier apologised for gearbox issues via its microblog after being criticised by state television on Sunday along with peers...

  • Other foreign car firms have also cut back due to a recession deepened by the low price of oil, Russia's main export earner, and Western sanctions imposed over the Ukraine conflict. But Avtovaz President Bo Andersson has said the Lada is Russia's car for a crisis and forecast it would increase its share of the economy vehicle sector from 40 to 50 percent.

  • *Says to boost exports to Western Europe, China to offset Russia sale. SEOUL, March 19- South Korea's Ssangyong Motor said it has suspended vehicle shipments to major export market Russia since January, the latest global automaker to see demand hit by the plunging rouble and a prolonged economic slump. South Korea's fourth-largest automaker, owned by Indian...

  • *Nintendo, DeNA soar on tie-up plan. *Hopes for change in Japan firms underpin market. TOKYO, March 19- Japanese share prices slipped from 15- year highs on Thursday, as investors took profits on recent gainers such as financial shares, which could suffer from a fall in Japanese bond yields.

  • *Toyota, Panasonic, Nissan offer bigger raises. TOKYO, March 18- Japanese blue-chip firms announced wage hikes on Wednesday that topped increases last year, but overall pay raises across corporate Japan are not expected to offset higher costs of living for workers or be enough to drive a sustainable economic recovery. Major exporters like Toyota Motor Corp were...

  • NEW YORK, March 17- Four plaintiffs' lawyers, including high-profile attorney David Boies, were appointed by a federal judge on Tuesday to lead civil litigation against Takata Corp and several car manufacturers for injuries caused by allegedly faulty air bags. Prieto filed one of the first U.S. lawsuits last year against the Japanese company alleging that...

  • U.S. judge taps lead lawyers for Takata air bag cases Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 17- Five plaintiffs' lawyers, including high-profile attorney David Boies, were appointed by a federal judge on Tuesday to lead civil litigation against Takata Corp and several car manufacturers for injuries caused by allegedly faulty air bags. Prieto filed one of the first U.S. lawsuits last year against the Japanese company alleging that...

  • Nissan to build $160M supplier park at Tennessee plant Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 5:09 PM ET

    "Nissan has continued to invest in Tennessee because you have created a business environment that encourages growth and innovation," Munoz said at a ceremony at the state Capitol. Bill Haslam noted that Nissan has more than 12,000 Nissan employees between its Smyrna complex and an engine plant in Decherd. Nissan's year to date market share was 9.3 percent at the...

  • TOKYO, March 17- Nissan Motor Co said on Tuesday it was suspending production at its St. Petersburg plant between March 16 and March 31 due to weak sales in the Russian market. Nissan builds the X-Trail, Murano, Teana and Pathfinder models at the St. Petersburg factory. Nissan has plans to eventually double production capacity in St. Petersburg to 100,000 vehicles a...

  • SHANGHAI, March 15- Car makers, including Volkswagen AG, Nissan Motor Co and Daimler AG's Mercedes Benz, said they are probing allegations aired late on Sunday by Chinese state TV that the firms oversold repairs and spare parts to drivers. China is the world's top auto market, and media criticism can dent reputations and drag on sales. iPhone maker Apple Inc made a...

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2000 GMT / 4 PM ET Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 4:23 PM ET

    March 15- Editor: Christian Plumb+ 1 646 223 6200. BUENOS AIRES- Argentina's economy may be stagnant but the capital city Buenos Aires is looking better than it has in years, boosting the popularity of its mayor as he prepares to run for president in October. LOS ANGELES- "Cinderella" enchants audiences this weekend, racking up a royal $70.1 million to lead the domestic...