Bracken retiring from Lexus, to be succeeded by deputy

David Christ, who switched from the Toyota Division to Lexus at the start of this year, will succeed his boss, Jeff Bracken, who is retiring as head of Lexus' United States operations after 40 years with Toyota.

Uber pulls up in Japan with taxi-hailing service

Uber plans to launch its first taxi-hailing pilot service in Japan that will connect passengers to other taxi providers, as it seeks to expand in the country where the firm has been blocked from setting up its own fleet of drivers.


EU hunts for ways to avoid U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs

The European Union scrambled to come up with a strategy to avoid American tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, signaling a readiness to accept American import quotas and to slash some EU duties in return for a permanent waiver.

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