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 ...

Ford, Toyota both claim to have top-selling car

Apr 12, 2013

Ford, Toyota both claim to have top-selling car

For the second time in seven months, Toyota Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co. both claim to produce the world’s top-selling car. The clash shows how counting in the global automotive industry is complicated. Ford said Tuesday that its Focus compact was the leading ...

Yen fall worrisome, Ford CEO says

Mar 28, 2013

Yen fall worrisome, Ford CEO says

Ford Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally said he is concerned that the depreciation of the yen is bolstering the competitiveness of Japanese carmakers. “The most important thing that most countries around the world believe in is letting the markets determine the currency,” ...