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*Toshiba soars after Nikkei reports Westinghouse in talks to win nuclear deal. TOKYO, July 3- Japanese stocks were flat in a choppy early session on Thursday as investors took time out ahead of the U.S. jobs data later in the day, while Toshiba Corp soared on a report that its U.S. subsidiary is expected to win a deal in Bulgaria.
A list of the top car brands that customers come back to, either to replace old cars or make new additions to the household fleet.
*Google, Apple lead; Nokia, TomTom face make-or-break moment. Chip-makers or tech giants such as Infineon and Google are among a variety of companies involved in the rapid development and testing of intelligent cars from those that drive themselves to those allowing a driver to use mobile phone apps through the dashboard.
*Japan shares valuations attractive- traders. TOKYO, July 2- Tokyo's Nikkei share average rose to a five-month peak on Wednesday morning after Wall Street scored record-closing highs thanks to strong manufacturing activity in the U.S., Japan's biggest export market.
General Motors Co bucked Wall Street's low expectations as well as negative publicity over a flood of safety recalls, reporting a 1 percent rise in U.S. sales in June. He added that GM's sales remain strong in part because consumers focus on brand names such as Chevrolet and Buick rather than the corporate name " General Motors."
U.S. stocks jumped on Tuesday, with the Dow rising to within two points of 17,000.
WASHINGTON, July 1- U.S. manufacturing activity rose at a steady clip in June and major automakers reported better-than-expected sales, pointing to momentum in the economy after a turbulent start to the year.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
DETROIT, July 1- Major automakers reported better-than-expected U.S. sales in June, capping a strong second-quarter comeback from a brutal winter, but some companies displayed signs of softening demand for their most popular models.
General Motors reports a modest rise in US sales in June, despite safety recall.
General Motors' Monday recall helped U.S. automakers secure a record none want to be part of, NBC News reports.
DETROIT, July 1- Chrysler Group on Tuesday reported a 9 percent gain in U.S. auto sales for June, beating forecasts for a month expected to show an industrywide decrease from a year earlier. The company, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, showed a 28 percent gain for Jeep, its biggest brand by sales, and a 12 percent increase for its Ram pickup trucks.
JOHANNESBURG, July 1- More than 220,000 South African engineering and metal workers launched a strike over wages on Tuesday, hot on the heels of a crippling platinum dispute and dealing a further blow to an already weak economy.
DETROIT, July 1- Chrysler Group on Tuesday reported a 9 percent gain in U.S. auto sales for June, beating forecasts for a month expected to show an industrywide decrease from a year earlier. Chrysler, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, showed a 28 percent gain for Jeep, its biggest brand by sales, and a 12 percent increase for its Ram pickup trucks.
Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday as investors reacted to key factory activity data from the mainland.
*Retail investors buy Mixi, Kenedix- trader. TOKYO, July 1- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Tuesday as upbeat China factory reports offset some weak spots in the Bank of Japan tankan survey.
A California district attorney announced a lawsuit accusing GM of threatening public safety by hiding defects that led to massive recalls.
WASHINGTON, June 30- Japanese carmakers boosted investment in their U.S. plants by more than $5 billion in 2013, the biggest increase on record, new figures from the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association showed on Monday.
For Japan, a tax cut at the center of PM Shinzo Abe's latest growth strategy will end up giving with one hand - and taking back with the other.
TOKYO, June 30- For corporate Japan, burdened by one of the industrialised world's steepest tax rates, a tax cut at the centre of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's latest growth strategy will end up giving with one hand- and taking back with the other.