Ghosn steps down as Nissan CEO, hands reins to Saikawa as focus shifts

UPDATED: 2/22/17 8:55 pm ET - adds photo gallery

Carlos Ghosn, the long-serving CEO who rescued Nissan from bankruptcy, is stepping down as CEO, having nearly finished his latest business plan and driven the Renault-Nissan Alliance to new heights with the acquisition of Mitsubishi. Hiroto Saikawa, who currently serves as co-CEO, will become sole chief executive.

Baker 'put Land Rover on the map'

Bill Baker, the legendary PR man who played a key role in Land Rover's successful return to the U.S. in 1986, died Thursday, Feb. 16, at his home

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