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Toyota to halt operations at all Japan plants as typhoon precaution

Toyota said it will suspend operations at all of its assembly plants in Japan, including those of its subsidiaries, from Monday morning as a powerful typhoon approaches Japan's mainland.

Change bearing down on rearview mirrors

IHS Markit predicts a surge in global production of panoramic rearview display cameras -- even though safety regulators are still undecided about them.


Gentex net income slips 2% for Q3

Gentex said its third-quarter net income slipped 2 percent to $90.2 million from last year.

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Nissan's lax inspections started at least 20 years ago, report says

Nissan's inappropriate inspection practices have been going for at least 20 years, Japanese broadcaster NHK said. The report followed a decision by the automaker to suspend domestic vehicle production to address misconduct in its final inspection procedures, which has led to a recall of 1.2 million cars sold in Japan.

UPDATED: 10/20/17 10:01 am ET - adds details
Death of Australian car output leaves chasm

GM closed its Holden factory in Australia on Friday, ending more than a century of car manufacturing in the country. Hundreds of workers will be left jobless, just weeks after Toyota shut a plant in neighboring Victoria state, where Ford closed two sites last year.

UPDATED: 10/19/17 10:21 am ET - adds details
Nissan suspends Japanese output for 2 weeks; exports to continue

Nissan is suspending domestic production of vehicles for the Japanese market for at least two weeks to address misconduct in its inspection procedures that led to a major recall. Nissan will continue to produce vehicles for export.

UPDATED: 10/19/17 11:48 am ET - adds Toyota response
Illinois scratched from Toyota-Mazda factory sweepstakes

A lack of shovel-ready sites in Illinois and the state's failure to adopt a right-to-work law have helped to sideline the state's bid to land a $1.3 billion assembly plant planned by Toyota and Mazda, a top economic development official says.

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