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Japan Doubles Estimate Of Radiation Leak

June 7, 2011 4:27 am | News | Comments

Japan doubled the estimate of how much radiation leaked and says the damage to the reactors was greater than previously thought.

AP: Japan's Nuke Plant Plan A Single Page

May 27, 2011 5:24 am | by Justin Pritchard and Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press | News | Comments

Regulators trusted that the reactors were safe from the worst waves an earthquake could muster based on a single-page memo from a decade ago.

Japan Auto Production Plunges After Quake

May 27, 2011 5:00 am | News | Comments

Automakers' global vehicle production plunged in April, especially in Japan where supplier plants were destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami.


Ford Sees Chance To Woo Japanese Buyers

May 24, 2011 5:36 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Automaker sees a chance to snatch buyers away from Japanese automakers battling production delays, and vehicles in the works could help deliver growth in a difficult market.

UN To Probe Japanese Nuke Plant

May 24, 2011 5:11 am | by Malcolm Foster and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | News | Comments

UN nuclear experts met with Japanese officials and were to inspect the crippled plant and investigate the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.

Japan's Radioactive Water Tanks Nearly Full

May 23, 2011 10:18 am | by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Temporary containers holding radioactive water pumped from crippled nuclear reactors are almost full, raising concerns it could overflow and leak.

Sony Expecting $3.2B Loss

May 23, 2011 5:11 am | by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Maker of PlayStation 3 video game machines  is expecting an annual loss of $3.2 billion, reversing its earlier projection of a return to profit.

Honda Fires 400 In Brazil

May 19, 2011 10:21 am | News | Comments

Automaker is firing 400 workers at a car factory in Brazil because of a lack of parts from Japan following that nation's earthquake.


Toyota Resuming Full Production In Europe In June

May 17, 2011 10:22 am | News | Comments

Automaker will resume normal production levels in June after resolving problems with parts delivery caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Factory Output Down Due To Japanese Earthquake

May 17, 2011 10:19 am | by Jeannine Aversa, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. factories in April produced fewer goods for the first time in 10 months after a temporary parts shortage forced automakers to cut back output.

New Prius May Be Delayed A Year

May 13, 2011 5:17 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Some buyers will have to wait until next April for the latest Toyota Prius due to shortages of a new battery that's adding to production delays.

Task Force: U.S. Nuclear Plants Safe

May 12, 2011 9:49 am | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal task force on Thursday vouched anew for the safety of U.S. nuclear power plants in the aftermath of the Japanese crisis.

Severe Damage Seen At Japan Reactor

May 12, 2011 5:43 am | by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | News | Comments

The water level in the core of Unit 1 is much lower than previously thought, exposing remaining fuel rods and pointing to a greater-than-expected leak in the chamber.


Toyota Profit Falls Over 75 Percent

May 11, 2011 5:39 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Automaker's quarterly profit crumpled more than 75 percent after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami severely disrupted car production.

Toyota May Return To Full Output Ahead Of Schedule

May 10, 2011 5:46 am | News | Comments

Toyota's global car production will likely return to normal two to three months earlier than expected, a report said.

Japan To Scrap Plan To Boost Nuke Energy

May 10, 2011 5:41 am | by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan will scrap a plan to obtain half of its electricity from nuclear power and will instead promote renewable energy as a result of its ongoing nuclear crisis.

Japan Nuclear Plant Closing While Seawall Built

May 9, 2011 6:03 am | by Tomoko A. Hosaka, Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese utility agreed to shutter three nuclear reactors at a coastal power plant while it builds a seawall and improves other tsunami defenses there.

Truck Maker To Cut Production Again

May 6, 2011 5:31 am | News | Comments

Hino Motors Manufacturing USA is cutting production at its West Virginia truck plant again because of a parts shortage created by the March disasters in Japan.

Japan To Halt 3 Nuclear Reactors

May 6, 2011 5:12 am | News | Comments

Utility instructed to halt all three reactors at a power plant in central Japan because of safety concerns in the event of a major earthquake and tsunami.

Workers Enter Nuclear Reactor Building In Japan

May 5, 2011 5:16 am | by Tomoko A. Hosaka, Associated Press | News | Comments

Workers entered one of the damaged reactor buildings for the first time since it was rocked by an explosion after a devastating earthquake.

Small Car Sales Boost April Results

May 3, 2011 10:17 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

Small cars sold well in the U.S. as gas prices rose and some buyers worried about shortages of Japanese-made vehicles following the earthquake there.

Disasters Challenge Plan To Reinvent Japan's Economy

April 28, 2011 11:28 am | by Kelly Olsen, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

As Japan deals with aftermath of triple calamities, the challenges of remaking world's third-largest economy may take a backseat to reconstruction.

Panasonic To Cut 17,000 Jobs

April 28, 2011 6:08 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Japan's biggest home appliance maker cutting about 17,000 jobs over two years as losses swell from restructuring costs and damage from March 11 disasters.

Sharp Profit More Than Quadruples

April 27, 2011 5:39 am | News | Comments

Sharp said annual profit more than quadrupled due to brisk demand for LCD screens but warned earthquake and tsunami will have a 'broad' impact.

Honda, Toyota Cut Production In India

April 26, 2011 5:31 am | by Erika Kinetz, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Honda's India unit will halve production due to a shortage of components following tsunami in Japan, while Toyota is cutting production by 70 percent.

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