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Tatsuro Toyoda, who led U.S. venture, dies at 88

Tatsuro Toyoda, whose short tenure as president of Toyota Motor in the 1990s was marked by health issues, died Dec. 30 of pneumonia, the company said. He was 88.

Magna's basic building-block approach to the future

Magna's chief technical officer says the supplier's strategy will make sure that products remain viable whether global vehicle electrification is 5 percent or 25 percent.


Mazda N.A. CFO Lievois gets expanded duties, including sales, service, marketing

Mazda North American Operations is expanding the duties of its finance chief, Jim Lievois, to include sales, service and marketing.

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GM's inventory, stock small victories

Nick Bunkley's "New GM shows it can keep promises" blows smoke at CEO Mary Barra for reducing inventory and "pushing GM shares up nearly 30 percent." But, in my mind, those are only two relatively insignificant achievements.

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