GM's Korea retrenchment gets an early start

General Motors is already scaling back operations in South Korea ahead of an announced plant closure there in May.

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.