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Toyota Makes Major Investment In Artificial Intelligence

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.10.2015 | Technology

TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota is investing $1 billion in a research company it's setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and ro...

'We Are Truly Sorry': The 10 Most Famous Corporate Apologies

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a solid apology is pretty good too. Most recently, Barclays posted an apology to its Facebook page, t...

(R)evolution in San Francisco: Ana Castillo Seizes the Reigns of Feminist Spirituality for 2012

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 05.17.2012 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

It was clear to many in the room that she was providing the missing feminine voice capable of renewing the Goddess Movement on a global level after it disappeared underground following the backlash of its New Age commercialization in the '80s.

Toyota's Production Won't Return To Normal Until November Or Later

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 06.22.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Toyota's global car production, disrupted by parts shortages from Japan's earthquake and tsunami, won't return to normal until November ...

Toyota Profit Plunges On Struggles With U.S. Sales

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Toyota reported a 39 percent slide in quarterly profit but raised its full-year forecasts as business booms in Asia and other emerging marke...

Toyota's Biggest Problem: Ho Hum Cars

AP | SHARON SILKE CARTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — It would be easy to think Toyota's biggest problem is its damaged reputation caused by sudden acceleration recalls, millions in govern...

GM a Winner, But Dangers Still Lurk

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

While today is surely a time to celebrate GM, it's also critical to take a quick look at the 11 ways GM could find itself in the same bankruptcy boat which nearly destroyed forever the American auto business as we'd known it for 100 years.

What Recall? Toyota Revenue Jumps Nearly 30 Percent

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Toyota reported a quarterly profit of $2.2 billion, reversing from red ink a year earlier as the world's top automaker benefited from a ...

Toyota Subpoenaed By Federal Grand Jury

AP | DAN STRUMPF and SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — A federal grand jury in New York has subpoenaed Toyota's U.S. subsidiaries for documents related to problems with rods that connect a...

Toyota President Open To Raising Wages In China After Labor Unrest

AP | By DAN STRUMPF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business


Toyota, Channeling James Bond, Makes Big Play For Sports Car Market

Bloomberg | Makiko Kitamura and Yuki Hagiwara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the world's largest carmaker tries to rebuild its reputation for quality following record recalls, President Akio Toyoda, a racing fan, has said he...

Toyota Issues Another Recall, 412K Cars Pulled Over Steering Issues

AP | DAN STRUMPF and YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Toyota is recalling nearly half a million cars, most of them large sedans sold in the U.S., for problems that can cause the steering ...

Has Toyota Been Right All Along?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

News came this week that the "black boxes" in Toyota and Lexus cars and trucks, are showing overwhelmingly that the vehicles involved in "unintended acceleration" accidents were wrecked because drivers were stepping on the gas pedal, not the brake.

Irving Miller: Toyota Exec urged Automaker To 'Come Clean' About Massive Recall

AP | By LARRY MARGASAK and KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- In the days leading up to its massive recall in January, Toyota executives debated when they should inform the public about safety probl...

Toyota Recall: How Much Will It End Up Costing The Automaker?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO -- (By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA, AP) A massive global recall, mounting legal bills and a battered reputation add up to a very expensive problem for Toyo...

Toyota Recall: Automaker Holds Rally With Workers, Dealers

AP | By YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business


Toyota Recall: Government Still Hearing Complaints About Fixed Toyotas

AP | TOM KRISHER and KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — At least 15 Toyota drivers have complained to U.S. safety officials that their cars sped up by themselves even after being fixed under...

Toyota Camrys: Cars That Weren't Recalled Also Had Speed Problems, Says NYT | BILL VLASIC, HIROKO TABUCHI and JO CRAVEN McGINTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Toyota has recalled six million cars in the United States over concerns about sudden acceleration. But an analysis of government documents shows that ...

Automotive/Auto racing shows this weekend

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

STEVE PARKER'S THE CAR NUT SHOW Saturday, 2/27, LIVE @ 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern on An amazing spectacle in congress this past we...

Mr. Toyoda in the Spotlight

Bill George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill George

Mr. Toyoda: You are the definitive leader of one of the largest and (once-) most trusted brands in the world. People expect you to act like it today. This is a prime opportunity to right the ship.

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda To Congress: 'I'm Deeply Sorry'

AP | TOM RAUM and KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Under blistering criticism, Toyota President Akio Toyoda personally and repeatedly apologized to Congress and millions of anxious A...

Akio Toyoda: Toyota President Faces 'Crucial Test' Before Congress Today

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Malcolm Foster of the AP reports this morning: "TOKYO - Toyota President Akio Toyoda faces increased pressure to win back consumer trust in his cong...

China Is the Next Toyota

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Hanft

China's remarkable economic surge over the last two decades -- and the pride, if not hubris, embodied in that rise -- is a national narrative-in-the-making that parallels Toyota's corporate story.

Toyoda, Toyota, Congress and the FBI

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

I've often joked that Japanese businessmen have 100 ways to say "I don't know" and 1,000 ways to not take responsibility. Those watching the hearings yesterday got about a four-hour example of all that live.

Why SoCal Residents Should Feel Betrayed By Both Toyota and Southwest Airlines

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

Both Toyota and Southwest are companies that gained customers based, in large measure, on the good will they created over many years. That is why many SoCal customers feel so betrayed.