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DETROIT, July 30- The General Motors Co Chevrolet Volt was the only one of a dozen small cars tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to earn a "Top Safety Pick+" award, the IIHS said in a statement on Wednesday.
Crash tests involving two popular electric cars show the batteries in those vehicles hold up with no major issues after violent collisions.
The majority of Americans are ready to hand over control to self-driving vehicles—so long as they're able to maintain a bit of control.
Asian stocks rose for a second session on Tuesday on hopes that growth in the world's second-largest economy has finally stabilized.
*Honda's N.American Q1 operating profit down 6 pct. Honda said its Mexico plant, which makes the Fit subcompact, was hit by delays as it adopted new manufacturing techniques, but the company kept its full-year U.S. sales targets unchanged and said volumes would get back on track.
*Weak U.S. housing data offset by strong earnings. TOKYO, July 29- Tokyo shares rose to a fresh six-month closing high on Tuesday, buoyed by a weaker yen and robust earnings from blue chips like Nissan Motor Co, suggesting some sectors were weathering the impact of a recent sales tax hike.
TOKYO, July 29- Tokyo stocks rose to a fresh six-month high on Tuesday morning, as strong earnings from the likes of Nissan Motor Co suggested Corporate Japan has managed to weather a recent rise in the national sales tax.
Asian equities were mostly higher on Monday, led by a rally in Chinese markets, on optimism about the health of the world's second-largest economy.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, July 28- Nissan Motor Co Ltd aims to boost sales and profitability in the United States, its biggest market, an executive said, after Japan's No.2 automaker posted a 14 percent rise in quarterly U.S. sales, closing in on rival Honda Motor Co.. It surpassed Hyundai Motor Co and is closing in on Honda, whose sales fell 0.8 percent during the same period.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, July 28- Nissan Motor Co's operating profit rose a higher-than-expected 13.4 percent in the April-June quarter on improved sales in the United States and China, its two largest markets, following a change in senior management overseeing U.S. operations.
Japan's second-biggest car maker posts a 13.4 percent rise in April-June operating profit from a year earlier and saw improved sales in the U.S.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, July 28- Nissan Motor Co posted a 13.4 percent rise in April-June operating profit from a year earlier as Japan's second-biggest car maker saw improved sales in the United States after it changed senior management overseeing operations there.
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.
Investors are paying close attention to this reporting season which will give insights into how profitability is holding up following the tax hike.
Japan will be the market to watch this week on the back of key data and as earnings season in the world's third-largest economy kicks into full gear.
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.
A crush of big cap earnings and arguably the most important economic reports until September make next week the busiest of the summer for markets.
*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.
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 is betting that drivers will embrace hydrogen fuel cells, a technology that runs on the energy created by an electrochemical reaction.