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Nissan Halts Production At Egypt Plant

Nissan Motor Co. is halting production at its Egypt plant for a week and urging its four employees to get out of the country.

TOKYO (AP) -- Nissan Motor Co. is halting production at its Egypt plant for a week and urging its four employees to get out of the country.

The Japanese automaker said Monday it was monitoring the situation to decide when to restart operations at the plant.

Nissan's operation in Egypt is relatively small, and details on production numbers or models were not immediately available.

Tens of thousands of Egyptians have been protesting for nearly a week, demanding President Hosni Mubarak step down after 30 years in power.

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