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FRANKFURT, March 3- Apple makes its next move in hands-free smartphone technology for car drivers when it unveils a new, integrated iPhone voice-control system at the Geneva Motor Show this week.
*Fast Retailing outperforms, sources say it's interested in J.Crew.
Texas auto dealers said state leaders should not change laws to land a giant battery plant being built by Tesla.
Tesla shares briefly hit a record high of $265 a share this week, before pulling back to near $250 a share.
Asian equities were a mixed sight of red and green on Friday, despite overnight gains on Wall Street and as investors digested a raft of Japanese economic data.
TOKYO, Feb 28- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat in choppy trade on Friday morning after two days of losses as investors remained cautious amid tensions in Ukraine, while a stronger yen weighed on risk appetite.
DETROIT, Feb 27- U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation into whether General Motors Co reacted fast enough in its recall of more than 1.6 million cars over an ignition-switch defect linked to 13 deaths in crashes.
Tesla may be locating a massive Gigafactory in Texas for producing lithium-ion batteries and electric storage applications.
*Investors eye impact of Ukraine tensions on global markets. TOKYO, Feb 27- Japan's Nikkei average extended losses into a second day on Thursday, moving further away from a 3-1/ 2- week high hit earlier this week, as the weakening of the yen took a pause and as heightened tensions in Ukraine soured sentiment.
An dip on Wall Street overnight drove most Asian equities lower on early Wednesday.
*Battery' giga factory' for electric cars would be a first for U.S. *Plant due on-stream in 2017, key for next-generation Tesla car. Feb 26- Panasonic Corp is considering investing in a U.S. car battery plant planned by Tesla Motors Inc, sources familiar with the plan said on Wednesday, with total investment estimated by one source around 100 billion yen.
TOKYO, Feb 26- Japan's Nikkei average slipped on Wednesday after hitting a four-week closing high the previous day, as investors' risk appetite cooled after weak U.S. economic data pulled down Wall Street stocks.
Feb 26- Panasonic Corp is inviting a number of Japanese materials suppliers to join it in investing in a U.S. car battery plant that it plans to build with Tesla Motors Inc, with investment expected to reach more than 100 billion yen, the Nikkei reported.
WASHINGTON, Feb 25- U.S. electric luxury car Tesla Model S was named by Consumer Reports magazine on Tuesday as its overall top pick for 2014, while Japanese models took just five of the top 10 spots, their worst showing in the 18- year history of the annual rankings.
WASHINGTON, Feb 25- U.S. electric luxury car Tesla Model S was named by Consumer Reports magazine on Tuesday as its overall top pick for 2014, while Japanese models took five spots in the annual rankings, their worst showing in the 18- year history of the ratings.
Australia's government is expected to come to the aid of struggling flag carrier Qantas, but what form that assistance takes remains unclear.
TOKYO, Feb 24- Honda Motor Co named the first foreigner and first female to its all-Japanese, all-male roster of board members and operating officers on Monday, helping it catch up with rival Japanese carmakers in diversifying its executive ranks.
TOKYO, Feb 22- Honda Motor Co is considering diversifying its all-Japanese, all-male board by appointing a foreigner and could move as early as Monday, when it unveils its next slate of directors, sources close to the company said.
FRANKFURT, Feb 21- Daimler AG has. The maker of Mercedes-Benz limousines said it will only compare itself with companies that have an investment-grade credit rating, a major shift which means it can no longer measure performance against weaker firms like France's Renault SA and Italy's Fiat SpA.
Under new rules for measuring Daimler's performance in 2014, Renault SA and Fiat SpA would drop out because their credit rating is below investment grade, and Volvo Cars would be excluded because it is unlisted, it said.