Dec 19, 2014

Ford expands Takata air bag recall nationwide

U.S. automaker Ford said Thursday that it was expanding its recall of vehicles equipped with faulty Takata air bags nationwide, as required by U.S. safety regulators, and in other countries. The action will add 447,310 vehicles to the recall for defective Takata driver-side air ...

Aug 6, 2014

Toyota leaving Hollywood roots to boost North American profits

A closer look at Toyota Motor Corp.’s record profit shows why the world’s largest automaker is leaving behind its Hollywood beginnings. While Toyota reported Tuesday it earned more money in last quarter than any automaker on the planet, profit from North America trailed behind ...

Aug 2, 2014

Toyota rises to No. 2 automaker in July U.S. sales, outranks Ford

Rising consumer confidence in the United States drove Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. to double-digit sales gains in July, with Toyota overtaking Ford Motor Co. to become the second-largest automaker in the market, data released by Autodata Corp. show. The robust figures, ...

Jul 15, 2014

Strike halts Toyota's S. Africa production

Toyota Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co. are stopping production at South African plants as a strike in the manufacturing industry stems the supply of components. Toyota, the biggest carmaker by exports in Africa’s second-biggest economy, was to halt production of the Corolla, Hilux ...

Jun 25, 2014

Five Japanese firms among top 10 global green brands

U.S. consulting firm Interbrand said Tuesday that five Japanese companies were among the 10 best global green brands in 2014, recognizing their work on tackling environment problems. Ford Motor Co. took the top spot for its commitment to electric vehicles, ousting Toyota Motor Corp., ...

Toyota plant closures put paid to Aussie industry

Feb 11, 2014

Toyota plant closures put paid to Aussie industry

Toyota Motor Corp. will stop building cars in Australia in 2017, spelling the end of the local industry after Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. announced last year they also plan to pull out. Toyota, which started making cars in the country in ...

Jan 30, 2014

Toronto mayor sued over alleged jailhouse assault

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is being sued by his sister’s ex-boyfriend for allegedly conspiring to have the man beaten in jail to prevent Ford’s illicit behaviors from becoming known. A lawsuit submitted Wednesday by Scott MacIntyre alleges the mayor was behind an assault ...

Jan 14, 2014

Hints of revival at Detroit auto show

The Detroit auto show opened with renewed optimism Monday as confident carmakers forecast more growth and unveiled powerful new trucks, sexy sports cars and an abundance of luxury. After years of mass layoffs and painful restructuring that brought the U.S. auto industry to its ...

Nov 14, 2013

Latest allegation: Toronto mayor had prostitutes in his office

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who admits smoking crack cocaine, faced new allegations in police documents released Tuesday that he brought prostitutes to his office, guzzled vodka in his car and made a racial slur to a taxi driver. The allegations, part of documents released ...