Kiyori Ueno

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Business Sep 5, 2009

Carmakers fret loss of stimulus

Kenichi Ishida saw monthly sales at his Toyota dealership surge by up to 50 percent under the government's stimulus plans to boost car demand. Now he frets that famine will follow feast. "I'm so afraid for next year," Ishida, 47, said in his showroom in ...

Mazda resurgent as Ford finds need for small autos

Business Jul 26, 2008

Mazda resurgent as Ford finds need for small autos

Ford Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally's crisis is Mazda Motor Corp. CEO Hisakazu Imaki's opportunity. The two men are partners in moving the second-largest U.S. automaker away from the trucks and large sport utility vehicles consumers are shunning in the face of $4-a-gallon ...