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*Ukraine tension eases but Gaza worries keep investors risk averse- analysts. TOKYO, July 23- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat on Wednesday morning as investors avoided risk due to geopolitical concerns in the Gaza Strip, which offset upbeat sentiment from gains in U.S. and European markets overnight.
Ford Motor Co. rose$. 12 or. 7 percent, to $17.82. General Motors Co. rose$. 33 or. 9 percent, to $37.76. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 18 or. 5 percent, to $35.45.
Ford Motor Co. rose$. 08 or. 5 percent, to $17.78. General Motors Co. rose$. 23 or. 6 percent, to $37.66. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 20 or. 6 percent, to $35.47.
Ford Motor Co. rose$. 06 or. 3 percent, to $17.75. General Motors Co. rose$. 45 or 1.2 percent, to $37.88. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 12 or. 3 percent, to $35.39.
DETROIT— Toyota wants to help you scream at your unruly kids. Toyota says it added Easy Speak "so parents don't have to shout to passengers in the back. Automakers are trying to come up with creative ways to make the out-of-fashion minivan more appealing, said Jessica Caldwell, senior analyst at the Edmunds.com automotive website.
July 18- U.S. auto parts maker Johnson Controls Inc reported a 3 percent rise in quarterly revenue, as demand rose for its car seats, and the company said it expected its cooling and heating systems business to return to growth in the current quarter.
*Takata could face more costs if car makers expand air bag recalls. TOKYO, July 18- Takata Corp said on Friday it would book a special loss of around 45 billion yen in the April-June quarter after several car makers recently recalled vehicles due to potential problems with its air bags.
TOKYO, July 18- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped to a one-week low on Friday morning and posted its biggest one-day fall in two months as investors turned risk averse on news that a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet was shot down near the Ukraine- Russia border.
MILAN— Italian automaker Fiat and its main shareholder denied on Thursday a media report that the company is in merger talks with rival Volkswagen.
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.
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.
Nissan Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn is advocating that women make up 10 percent of Nissan's managerial ranks in Japan by 2017.. But Ghosn said he wasn't about to rush things just because having women visible in management ranks has become more topical in Japan.
*Intel supplier Shinko Electric soars to 6- month high. TOKYO, July 17- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a 1-1/ 2- week high on Thursday, buoyed by gains on Wall Street, while Shinko Electric Industries Co jumped on Intel Corp's strong forecast.
DETROIT, July 16- General Motors Co said on Wednesday its global sales topped 2.5 million vehicles in the recent quarter, up 0.5 percent as it posted its best showing since 2005 for a second quarter. General Motors sold 2,505,889 vehicles in the second quarter, gaining 8 percent in China and 7 percent in the United States, its two largest markets.
Ford Motor Co. rose$. 25 or 1.4 percent, to $17.79. General Motors Co. rose$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $37.68. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 29 or. 8 percent, to $35.66.
DETROIT— Volkswagen bumped General Motors out of second place in the global auto sales race during the first half of the year, but Toyota is expected to stay in first place. Toyota won't release first-half numbers until later this month.
WASHINGTON, July 16- Two U.S. senators on Wednesday unveiled a bill prompted by the General Motors Co recalls over defective ignition switches that would make it a crime for corporate officers to conceal dangers posed by their products.
DETROIT, July 16- German automaker BMW said on Wednesday it is recalling about 1.6 million cars worldwide to replace passenger-side front air bags made by Takata Corp because the inflators could break apart during deployment and injure passengers.
Ford Motor Co. rose$. 16 or. 9 percent, to $17.70. General Motors Co. rose$. 18 or. 5 percent, to $37.76. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 31 or. 9 percent, to $35.68.
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.