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  • PARIS, March 1- The mass-market convertible car emits its last gasp this week at a Geneva motor show bristling with sport utility vehicles and low-cost models-- more evidence of the pragmatism of European consumers marked by years of austerity. Mainstream brands from Peugeot to Volkswagen are quietly axing cabriolets, as customers with cash to spend...

  • *Nissan working on plan to utilise Japan capacity- exec. "The key word is flexibility," Jose Munoz, executive vice president at Nissan and chairman of its North American arm, told reporters at Nissan's headquarters in Yokohama. With recent and upcoming model launches in the United States such as the Murano sport-utility vehicle, Maxima sedan and Titan pickup truck,...

  • YOKOHAMA, Japan, Feb 27- Nissan Motor Co will be able to meet its goal of taking 10 percent of the U.S. market in two years without any major new investments and by making use of capacity available at factories in Japan and South Korea, a top executive said on Friday. Jose Munoz, executive vice president of Nissan and chairman of its North American arm, also said there was...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey said Thursday that it may have been "a mistake" for Tennessee to subsidize the development of the General Motors plant outside Nashville because it has a United Auto Workers union contract. Republican lawmakers have grumbled about the United Auto Workers union's ongoing role at the plant, and Ramsey pointed to...

  • Automakers hire rocket firm to probe air bag problems Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:43 AM ET

    Ten automakers whose vehicles have been recalled because of problems with Takata Corp. air bags said Thursday they have jointly hired Orbital ATK to figure out the problem. Air bags inflators made by Takata of Japan can explode with too much force, sending shrapnel into car and truck cabins. So far, about 17 million cars and trucks have been recalled in the U.S. and...

  • Feb 25- Workday Inc reported a better-than-expected 60 percent jump in quarterly revenue, helped by strong subscription growth for its web-based human resources software, particularly in Germany and Japan. Workday, whose rivals include SAP SE and Oracle Corp, said subscription revenue rose 64.3 pct to $181.9 million in the quarter. Net loss attributable to...

  • Fact sheet: 2015 Nissan 370Z Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:04 PM ET

    2015 Nissan 370 Z Nismo Tech 6 M/T. BASE PRICE: $29,990 for base with manual; $31,290 for base with automatic; $33,570 for Sport manual; $34,870 for Sport auto; $37,070 for Sport Tech manual; $38,070 for Sport Tech auto; $37,970 for Touring manual; $39,270 for Touring auto; $41,990 for Nismo manual; $43,290 for Nismo auto; $45,490 for Nismo Tech manual.

  • Nissan's Z sport coupe remains an affordable performer Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:04 PM ET

    Katayama, who died last week at age 105, was the executive who renamed the sports car Nissan exported to the United States in the late 1960 s. Instead, it uses Nissan's tried-and-true, stalwart VQ V-6. A base, 2015 370 Z Coupe has a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price, including destination charge, of $30,815 with manual transmission and $32,115 with...

  • Brand rankings in J.D. Power's vehicle dependability study Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:12 AM ET

    J.D. Power on Wednesday released its annual ranking of vehicle dependability. The rankings are based on problems per vehicle as reported by owners of 2012 model year cars and trucks. Here are the rankings, as well as the number of problems reported per 100 vehicles.

  • TOKYO, Feb 25- Japanese stocks steadied around a 15- year high on Wednesday morning in a choppy morning session, as cautiousness over an over-heating market was partially countered by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's message of policy flexibility. At 0124 GMT, it was up 0.2 percent at 18,643.28 after peaking at 18,648.77 earlier, the highest point since...

  • Mitsubishi's iMiev remains cheapest electric Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:35 AM ET

    DETROIT— Mitsubishi's 2016 iMiev will remain the cheapest electric car on the market when it goes on sale in the U.S. next month. The iMiev was introduced in 2011. Two years later, Mitsubishi dropped its price by $5,000 to ensure it would be cheaper than newer entries like the electric Chevrolet Spark. Mitsubishi sold 196 iMievs in the U.S. last year, down 81 percent...

  • Nikkei steady as market awaits Yellen's speech Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 9:18 PM ET

    TOKYO, Feb 24- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Tuesday but investors were cautious ahead of comments from U.S. Expectations that the Fed will hike interest rates this year amid signals of a strengthening U.S. economy have kept the market sensitive to the prospects of capital outflows from Asia back to the United States. Yellen testifies before Congress...

  • A group of workers and supporters at the Faurecia SA seating plant in Cleveland plans a Tuesday march. The union has been trying to organize Nissan Motor Co.' s Canton, Mississippi, plant for years, and lost a 2008 worker vote at a Johnson Controls plant in nearby Madison that French-based Faurecia bought in 2011.. Protesters say Faurecia employees make a top wage...

  • Nikkei rises to new 15-year high on Greek deal Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 9:13 PM ET

    *Takata underperforms after U.S. slaps on daily fine. TOKYO, Feb 23- Japan's Nikkei share average hit a new 15- year high on Monday after euro zone finance ministers reached a deal to extend heavily indebted Greece's financial rescue by four months. "The debt deal is giving comfort to the market," said Masashi Oda, chief investment officer at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 21- U.S. West Coast ports will resume full operations from Saturday evening after a tentative labor deal was reached between a dockworkers union and a group of shippers, easing months of disruptions to trans-Pacific trade that have hit businesses from automakers to meat exports. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez arrived in San Francisco to broker a...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 21- A group of shipping companies and a powerful dockworkers union reached a tentative labor deal late on Friday after nine months of negotiations, settling a dispute that disrupted the flow of cargo through 29 U.S. West Coast ports and snarled trans-Pacific maritime trade with Asia. The White House called the deal "a huge relief" for the economy,...

  • Nissan executive known as 'father of the Z' dies at 105 Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 2:25 AM ET

    TOKYO— Yutaka Katayama, a former president of Nissan Motor Co.' s U.S. unit who built the Z sports car into a powerful global brand in the 1970 s, has died, his son said Saturday. Katayama, who retired from Nissan in 1977, died Thursday of heart failure at a Tokyo hospital, his son Mitsuo said. Carlos Ghosn, who has led a turnaround at the Japanese automaker under an alliance...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Feb 20- U.S. regulators on Friday slapped Takata Corp with a $14,000 per-day fine for failing to fully cooperate with a probe of its faulty air bags and revealed that a fraction of the 17 million cars recalled because of the problems have been repaired. "As you are well aware, NHTSA has repeatedly engaged Takata and asked for the company's...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 20- The United States is fining airbag maker Takata Corp $14,000 per day for failing to cooperate fully with the government investigation into the company's defective airbags, the U.S. transportation secretary said on Friday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued two orders late last year requiring Takata to provide...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 20- The United States is fining air bag maker Takata Corp $14,000 per day for failing to cooperate fully with the government investigation into the company's defective airbags, the U.S. transportation secretary said on Friday. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued two orders...