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1. Tokyo court denies bail to Nissan's ex-chair Carlos Ghosn -

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo District Court turned down a request by Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn for release on bail Tuesday, prolonging his detention by weeks and possibly months.

Ghosn, 64, who was arrested on Nov. 19, has been charged with falsifying financial reports in underreporting his compensation, and with breach of trust in having Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. shoulder investment losses and make payments to a Saudi businessman.

2. Ghosn's wife slams Japan detention as 'draconian' in letter -

TOKYO (AP) — The wife of Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn has written a letter to Human Rights Watch, a global advocacy group, criticizing her husband's long detention and Japan's criminal justice system as unfair and harsh.

3. Ex-Nissan chair Ghosn indicted for alleged breach of trust -

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn was charged Friday with breach of trust, according to the Tokyo District Court, making the star executive's release unlikely for months to come.

4. Nissan's ex-chair Ghosn runs fever while in detention -

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn, who is being held on charges of falsifying financial reports, was ill with a fever, his lawyer Motonari Ohtsuru said Thursday.

Ohtsuru said doctors at the Tokyo Detention Center decided that visits and questioning should be put off to allow Ghosn to rest after he ran a fever of 38.8 C (101.8 F) late Wednesday.

5. Nissan unveils new Leaf car after Ghosn's arrest delays it -

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan is showing the beefed up version of its hit Leaf electric car as the Japanese automaker seeks to distance itself from the arrest of its star executive Carlos Ghosn.

The unveiling Wednesday at Nissan Motor Co.'s Yokohama headquarters, southwest of Tokyo, had been postponed when Ghosn was arrested Nov. 19.

6. Nissan's ex-chair Ghosn appears in court, asserts innocence -

TOKYO (AP) — The former chairman of Japan's Nissan Motor Co., Carlos Ghosn, denied any wrongdoing and proclaimed his loyalty to the company at a court hearing in Tokyo on Tuesday.

7. Son of ex-Nissan head Carlos Ghosn predicts court surprises -

PARIS (AP) — The son of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn said in an interview published Sunday that people will be surprised when his father, detained since Nov. 19 for allegedly falsifying financial reports, recounts his version of events to a Tokyo court on Tuesday.

8. Tesla breaks ground on factory in Shanghai -

BEIJING (AP) — Tesla Inc. broke ground Monday for a factory in Shanghai, its first outside the United States.

CEO Elon Musk said Monday on Twitter that the company will start production in China of its Model 3 and a planned crossover by the end of the year.

9. Court extends detention for Nissan ex-chair Ghosn by 10 days -

TOKYO (AP) — Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn will be detained at least through Jan. 11, the Tokyo District Court said Monday, as the once revered auto industry figure faces allegations that have marked a stunning downfall.

10. Nissan American exec Greg Kelly released on bail in Japan -

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. executive Greg Kelly was released from detention in Japan on Tuesday after being granted bail over the alleged underreporting of his boss Carlos Ghosn's pay.

11. Nissan exec's arrest brings attention to Japan's 'hostage justice' -

TOKYO (AP) — Since his arrest on suspicion of falsifying financial reports, Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn has been sitting in a humble cell for more than a month, interrogated day in and day out, without a lawyer present.

12. AP Explains: Next steps in Japan case against Nissan's Ghosn -

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. former chairman Carlos Ghosn, charged with financial improprieties and detained in Tokyo for more than a month, has also been accused of a breach of trust that caused a multimillion-dollar financial loss for Nissan.

13. Nissan to replace rock-star chairman amid arrest scandal -

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's board is meeting to pick a chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations.

Monday's meeting comes amid an unfolding scandal that threatens the Japanese automaker's two-decade alliance with Renault SA of France and its global brand, as well as highlighting shoddy governance at the manufacturer of the Leaf electric car.

14. Arrest of Nissan star Ghosn raises speculation over coup -

TOKYO (AP) — The surprise arrest of Nissan's former chairman on charges of falsifying financial reports is providing a window into possible corporate intrigue at the Japanese automaker.

Japanese media and some analysts have raised the possibility that the charges against Carlos Ghosn were engineered to sideline him and give Nissan an excuse to end a lopsided alliance with French automaker Renault SA.

15. Arrest of Nissan star Ghosn raises speculation over coup -

TOKYO (AP) — The surprise arrest of Nissan's former chairman on charges of falsifying financial reports is providing a window into possible corporate intrigue at the Japanese automaker.

Japanese media and some analysts have raised the possibility that the charges against Carlos Ghosn were engineered to sideline him and give Nissan an excuse to end a lopsided alliance with French automaker Renault SA.

16. Lawyers protest detention of Kelly, Ghosn's co-accused -

TOKYO (AP) — Lawyers for Greg Kelly, the American executive arrested last month with Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn on suspicion of underreporting Ghosn's pay, unsuccessfully protested Wednesday his prolonged stay in Japanese detention.

17. Detention of Nissan's Ghosn extended through Dec. 20 -

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court ruled Tuesday that Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, and another executive will remain in custody through Dec. 20, more than a month after their arrest. Their detention could continue for months more under the Japanese legal system.

18. Prosecutors indict Nissan's Ghosn for underreporting pay -

TOKYO (AP) — Prosecutors have charged Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, another executive and the automaker itself for allegedly violating financial laws by underreporting income.

19. Nissan discloses more dubious inspections amid Ghosn arrest -

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan, the Japanese automaker under scrutiny after its former chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested on suspicion of financial misconduct, is recalling 150,000 vehicles spanning 11 models in Japan for dubious inspections for brakes and steering.

20. Japanese prosecutors vow to hold Ghosn as long as needed -

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors said Thursday they will detain former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn for as long as is needed to finish their investigation into suspicions of financial irregularities, as the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance reaffirmed its partnership.

21. Nissan's Ghosn: From auto industry icon to scandal -

PARIS (AP) — A trailblazer and visionary in the auto industry, Carlos Ghosn is also a highflyer prone to excesses that may have helped bring on his surprise downfall as head of the world's best-selling auto group.

22. Mitsubishi Motors fires Ghosn, CEO to be interim chairman -

TOKYO (AP) — The board of Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors, which is allied with Renault and Nissan, voted unanimously Monday to dismiss Carlos Ghosn as its chairman following his arrest last week.

23. Nissan board fires Ghosn as chairman following arrest -

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. fired Carlos Ghosn as chairman Thursday, curtailing the powerful executive's nearly two-decade reign at the Japanese automaker after his arrest for alleged financial improprieties.

24. As Ghosn heads for Nissan exit, Renault merger hopes fade -

TOKYO (AP) — The arrest of Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn could extinguish any remaining hopes for a merger with key shareholder Renault, which the Japanese company's CEO has publicly opposed.

Ghosn had this year said he was open to the idea of a merger between Nissan and Renault, where he is chief executive and which he has tied into a cost-saving alliance.

25. Reports say Japan prosecutors to hold Ghosn for 10 more days -

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn will be detained for another 10 days following his arrest on suspicion of falsifying income reports by millions of dollars and misusing company assets for personal gain, Japanese media reported Wednesday.

26. Reports say Japan prosecutors to hold Ghosn for 10 more days -

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn will be detained for another 10 days following his arrest on suspicion of falsifying income reports by millions of dollars and misusing company assets for personal gain, Japanese media reported Wednesday.

27. Arrest of Nissan's Ghosn in financial probe stuns Japan -

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors were considering Tuesday whether to file formal charges against Nissan Motor Co. chairman Carlos Ghosn amid a probe into allegations he misused company assets and under-reported millions of dollars of income.

28. Nissan chairman arrested in probe of financial misconduct -

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who became one of the auto industry's most powerful executives by engineering a turnaround at the Japanese manufacturer, was arrested Monday and will be fired for allegedly underreporting his income and misusing company funds, the automaker said.

29. Nissan sees profit dip as sales fall, offsetting cost cuts -

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan reported Thursday an 8 percent fall in profit for the latest quarter as declining sales offset the benefits of cost cuts.

Nissan Motor Co.'s July-September profit totaled 130.4 billion yen ($1.1 billion) Thursday, down from 141.6 billion yen the same period a year earlier.

30. Nissan sees profit dip as sales fall, offsetting cost cuts -

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan reported Thursday an 8 percent fall in profit for the latest quarter as declining sales offset the benefits of cost cuts.

Nissan Motor Co.'s July-September profit totaled 130.4 billion yen ($1.1 billion) Thursday, down from 141.6 billion yen the same period a year earlier.

31. Dyson to build electric car in Singapore, snubbing UK -

LONDON (AP) — Dyson, the British company best known for vacuum cleaners and prized hair dryers, said Tuesday it will build its new electric car in Singapore as it joins the increasingly crowded race to create the next generation of clean vehicles.

32. Tesla secures land in Shanghai for first factory outside US -

BEIJING (AP) — Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. said it signed an agreement Wednesday to secure land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead with development despite mounting U.S.-Chinese trade tensions.

33. Dueling pickups, popular SUV among new models coming in 2019 -

DETROIT (AP) — From new top-selling pickup trucks to an essential range extension for an electric car to the most popular SUV in the country, the 2019 model year for new vehicles has something for everyone.

34. Nissan launches China-focused electric car -

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Nissan's first electric sedan designed for China began production Monday at the start of a wave of dozens of planned lower-cost electrics being created by global automakers for their biggest market.

35. Suzuki, Mazda, Yamaha admit using fake vehicle emission data -

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automakers Suzuki Motor Corp., Mazda Motor Corp. and Yamaha Motor Co. have admitted using falsified emissions data to inspect their new vehicles after the government ordered the industry to review its procedures.

36. Nissan profits plunge on slumping sales, rising costs -

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co.'s profits plunged 14 percent in the latest quarter as U.S. and European sales fell sharply and raw material costs rose.

37. Nissan profits plunge on slumping sales, rising costs -

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co.'s profits plunged 14 percent in the latest quarter as U.S. and European sales fell sharply and raw material costs rose.

38. Nissan names new leader at Mississippi auto plant -

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. is naming a new leader for its Mississippi assembly plant.

The Japanese company announced Wednesday that Philip Calhoun will become vice president of manufacturing in Canton, where Nissan and contractors employ 6,400 people.

39. BMW to make electric MINIs in China -

BEIJING (AP) — BMW Group and the biggest Chinese SUV brand, Great Wall Motor, announced a partnership Tuesday to produce electric MINI vehicles in China as global automakers ramp up development under pressure from Beijing.

40. Nissan says exhaust tests were altered in latest scandal -

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. said Monday that it altered the results of exhaust emissions and fuel economy tests of new vehicles sold in Japan, in the latest misconduct to surface at the Japanese automaker.

41. Nissan not changing autonomous drive tests over Uber crash -

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan's chief planning officer said Friday the Japanese automaker does not plan to change its road tests for self-driving vehicles after the recent fatal accident of an Uber autonomous vehicle.

42. Nissan to add second shift making vans at Mississippi plant -

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. says it will increase van production at its Mississippi plant, adding a second shift in April.

43. US auto sales fell 2% in February; Nissan off 4% -

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. sales of new cars and trucks tailed off in February as automakers eased up on discounts.

Sales fell 2 percent from last February to 1.3 million, according to Autodata Corp. Among major automakers, only Toyota, Subaru and Volkswagen reported sales gains over last February.

44. BMW looking at Chinese-made electric MINI -

BEIJING (AP) — BMW Group said Friday it is talking with China's biggest SUV maker about a possible partnership to produce electric versions of its MINI as automakers ramp up electric development under pressure from Beijing to meet sales quotas.

45. Glitches or not, Nissan starts testing semi-autonomous rides -

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — In the future Nissan envisions, driverless cars will pick up children from school and recommend restaurants to tourists in various languages.

Nissan Motor Co. says feedback from people who try it will be used to fine-tune its "robo-vehicle mobility service."

46. Nissan sales suffer over scandal, but US tax reforms help -

TOKYO (AP) — A perk from U.S. tax reforms is helping lift Nissan's fiscal third quarter profit, although costs had to be earmarked and sales were dented by news of improper vehicle inspections at its plants in Japan.

47. Nissan sales suffer over scandal, but US tax reforms help -

TOKYO (AP) — A perk from U.S. tax reforms is helping lift Nissan's fiscal third quarter profit, although costs had to be earmarked and sales were dented by news of improper vehicle inspections at its plants in Japan.

48. Nissan plans 20 electric models for China through 2022 -

BEIJING (AP) — Nissan and a Chinese partner announced plans Monday to develop 20 electric vehicles as part of a $10 billion, five-year investment program, adding to efforts by global automakers to create commercially competitive electrics for the biggest auto market.

49. Nissan bucks trend with 10% sales jump in January -

January US auto sales up 1 pct., but full-year drop expected

By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writers

DETROIT (AP) — January's U.S. auto sales were a little better than a year ago, but most analysts and automakers predict a small full-year decline despite economic factors that favor the industry.

50. US auto sales likely dropped in 2017 but remain strong -

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. auto industry's historic growth streak has ended, but demand for new vehicles — especially SUVs — remains healthy as the new year begins.

U.S. auto sales fell 2 percent to 17.2 million in 2017, according to Autodata Corp. It was their first year-over-year decline since 2009, ending an unprecedented seven-year expansion.

51. Toyota: 10.35M vehicles sold this year, a 2% increase -

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. says it sold 10.35 million vehicles around the world this year, up 2 percent from the previous year, and predicts higher sales next year.

The number, announced Wednesday, is likely to put the Japanese automaker close to last year's No. 1, Volkswagen AG of Germany.

52. Toyota planning 10 purely electric vehicles by 2020s -

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota plans to offer more than 10 purely electric vehicle models in its lineup by the early 2020s, marking the Japanese automaker's commitment to that growing technology sector.

Toyota Motor Corp. now offers no purely electric vehicles, although it leads in hybrid models, which switch between an electric motor and a gas engine.

53. Nissan undaunted by bid to stop electric vehicle tax credits -

SMYRNA (AP) — The head of Nissan Motor Co.'s operations in North America said Monday that the company is undaunted by congressional efforts to do away with a federal tax credit for plug-in electric vehicles.

54. Nissan the exception to poor November US auto sales -

DETROIT (AP) — Black Friday deals and strong consumer confidence pushed auto sales higher in November despite waning demand for post-hurricane replacement vehicles.

U.S. sales of new cars and trucks rose 1 percent to nearly 1.4 million, according to Autodata Corp., a market analysis firm.

55. Nissan execs taking pay cuts over bogus vehicle inspections -

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa and other executives of the Japanese automaker are returning a part of their salaries to show remorse over illegal vehicle inspections at the automaker's plants in Japan.

56. Nissan's profit flat over inspection scandal, legal costs -

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co.'s fiscal second-quarter profit slipped 3 percent despite growing sales because of costs related to improper vehicle checks in Japan and a massive global air-bag recall in the U.S.

57. Nissan executive bows to apologize for inspections scandal -

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci bowed deeply for several seconds in a Japanese-style apology Wednesday, expressing his remorse for widespread illegal inspections at the automaker.

58. Australian car making to end soon with GM plant closing -

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian auto manufacturing era is about to end after more than 90 years when General Motors Co.'s last Holden sedan rolls off the production line in the industrial city of Adelaide on Friday.

59. California moves toward public access for self-driving cars -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California regulators took an important step Wednesday to clear the road for everyday people to get self-driving cars.

The state's Department of Motor Vehicles published proposed rules that would govern the technology within California, where for several years manufacturers have been testing hundreds of prototypes on roads and highways.

60. Nissan recalls 1.2 million Japan vehicles for re-inspections -

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan is recalling 1.2 million vehicles in Japan that were produced between October 2014 and September this year to re-inspect them because they had not gone through the proper final checks.

61. Edmunds: Tesla Model 3 isn't only affordable EV on market -

The Tesla Model 3 has captured the interest of both mainstream car buyers and electric vehicle enthusiasts alike. The Model 3's combination of sleek styling, long range and semiautonomous driving features gives the Model 3 an "it" factor that's hard to resist. But with a base price of $35,000, limited availability, and many of its most desirable features on the options list, the Model 3 isn't for everybody.

62. Tesla denies claims it tried to block unionizing effort -

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Inc. is denying claims that it threatened to fire pro-union workers at its Fremont, California, factory and tried to prevent them from passing out union literature.

The National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against Tesla earlier this month, citing multiple incidents in which Tesla security guards allegedly refused to let off-duty employees hand out leaflets about the United Auto Workers union near the doors of the company's factory. Tesla workers further allege that they were prohibited from discussing worker safety concerns and were interrogated about union organizing efforts by Tesla human resources employees, according to the complaint.

63. Nissan decries incremental change, seeks dramatic jumps -

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Aiming to get an edge on its rivals in an intensely competitive industry, Japanese automaker Nissan says it's attempting to foster a corporate culture that will produce manufacturing innovations in leaps and bounds instead of steady incremental improvement.

64. Nissan adds range to cheaper Leaf, but new drivers are key -

CHIBA, Japan (AP) — Nissan's new Leaf electric car will go farther on a charge and has a new type of drive technology and the possibility of single-pedal driving. It will also be cheaper, though the world's top-selling electric car still won't match the driving range of its prime competitors.

65. August US auto sales: GM up 7.5%, Nissan down 13% -

DETROIT (AP) — August was a strong month for U.S. auto sales but Hurricane Harvey is putting pressure on some of those gains.

General Motors said its sales rose 7.5 percent over last August, while Toyota's were up 7 percent and Volkswagen's rose 9 percent. GM said sales of its small SUVs, including the new GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Equinox, jumped 47 percent. Toyota and Volkswagen also had strong SUV sales.

66. Renault-Nissan, China's Dongfeng announce e-car venture -

BEIJING (AP) — Automakers Renault and Nissan say they will develop electric cars with a Chinese state-owned partner, adding to a series of tie-ups between global auto brands and local partners in the biggest electric vehicle market.

67. Ford, Chinese partner look at possible electric car venture -

BEIJING (AP) — Ford Motor Co. and a Chinese automaker said Tuesday they are looking into setting up a joint venture to develop and manufacture electric cars in China.

68. Nissan recalling 52,016 Titan pickups in US, Canada -

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. is recalling 52,016 Titan pickup trucks because their rear seat belts might not adequately protect passengers.

69. Nissan to pay $97.7 million in proposed Takata settlement -

MIAMI (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. would pay $97.68 million under a proposed settlement with vehicle owners affected by the Takata air bag recalls.

70. Haslam wants Tennessee to land new Toyota-Mazda plant -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says he is making the case for Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. to build a new assembly plant in Tennessee.

71. UAW defiant in Mississippi loss as union opponents celebrate -

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Supporters of the United Auto Workers say they're not giving up their fight to unionize a Nissan auto assembly plant in Mississippi after a stinging defeat, even as UAW opponents say Friday's loss proves workers don't want the union.

72. Toyota, Mazda plan $1.6 billion US plant, to partner in EVs -

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. plan to spend $1.6 billion to build a joint-venture auto manufacturing plant in the U.S. — a move that will create up to 4,000 jobs, both sides said Friday.

73. Workers at Mississippi Nissan plant casting ballots on union -

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Workers at a Nissan auto assembly plant in Mississippi are voting on whether they want the United Auto Workers union to bargain for them.

Voting among roughly 3,700 production workers at Nissan Motor Co.'s Canton assembly complex concludes at 7 p.m. Friday. The National Labor Relations Board is conducting the secret-ballot election after workers filed for UAW representation in July.

74. Nissan workers in Mississippi begin voting on union -

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — It's now up to workers at Nissan's Mississippi assembly plant to decide if they will be represented by the United Auto Workers union.

Voting began inside the plant at 2 a.m. Thursday in the election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board. Ballots can be cast until 7 p.m. Friday.

75. Nissan workers in Mississippi vote on whether to unionize -

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — The 3,700 employees at Nissan's factory in Mississippi have been shown anti-union videos on the job. For weeks now, they've been lobbied by their supervisors, lectured to by politicians and been visited at home by union organizers. They've seen the rallies, pickets, yard signs and television ads. On Wednesday, they even got robocalls from former Vice President Joe Biden.

76. Summertime blues: July worst month of year for auto sales -

DETROIT (AP) — July saw the biggest year-over-year decline in U.S. vehicle sales so far this year, leaving automakers to hope that consumers are just waiting to pounce on Labor Day deals.

U.S. sales of new cars and trucks fell 7 percent to 1.4 million in July, according to Autodata Corp. It was the seventh straight month of lower sales, and the biggest percentage drop so far this year.

77. Honda reports 19 percent rise in profit on sales, cost cuts -

TOKYO (AP) — Improved sales and cost cuts helped Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. shrug off lingering troubles from the Takata air bag recalls to log a nearly 19 percent improvement in its fiscal first quarter profit.

78. As Mississippi vote nears, labor board says Nissan broke law -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — With a union election scheduled this week, the National Labor Relations Board is newly charging that Nissan Motor Co. violated workers' rights at its Mississippi plant by engaging in anti-union activity.

79. Nissan-Renault seize lead in first half global vehicle sales -

TOKYO (AP) — The alliance of Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA of France led in global vehicle sales for the first half of this year, the first time it has claimed top rank, beating perennial top-sellers Volkswagen, Toyota and General Motors.

80. Nissan sales up but profit dips on costs, China slowdown -

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. says that despite strong overall sales its quarterly profit dipped in the last quarter, squeezed by rising costs and slowing growth in China.

81. Nissan sales up but profit dips on costs, China slowdown -

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. says that despite strong overall sales its quarterly profit dipped in the last quarter, squeezed by rising costs and slowing growth in China.

82. Former contract workers key in Mississippi Nissan union vote -

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A bid by workers at Mississippi's Nissan Motor Co. plant for United Auto Workers representation could turn on a key voting bloc — 1,500 workers who are Nissan employees today, but were initially hired through contract labor agencies.

83. UAW, Nissan pressing high-stakes campaign for worker votes -

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — The United Auto Workers faces a strong anti-union campaign from Nissan Motor Co. as it tries to gain a foothold in the union-averse South by organizing workers at the Japanese automaker's Mississippi plant.

84. Auto parts supplier to Nissan to invest $16M, add 100 jobs -

GLUCKSTADT, Miss. (AP) — A supplier to Nissan Motor Co. will add nearly 100 jobs in Mississippi, bringing its total employment in the area to about 600.

Calsonic Kansei, based in Saitama, Japan, said Monday that it is investing $16.3 million to move assembly of heating and cooling systems for Nissan trucks to a Gluckstadt warehouse owned by the Madison County Economic Development Authority.

85. August union vote set for Mississippi Nissan plant -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Workers at Nissan Motor Co.'s Mississippi plant will decide on Aug. 3 and 4 whether the United Auto Workers will represent them.

86. Rally opens union push at Nissan Motor plant in Mississippi -

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Pro-union workers at Nissan Motor Co.'s Mississippi plant cast themselves as underdogs Tuesday, but encouraged workers to believe supporters of the United Auto Workers could triumph in a vote on union representation.

87. Union files for vote by workers at Mississippi Nissan plant -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The United Auto Workers filed petitions Monday to force a unionization election at a Nissan Motor Co. plant in Mississippi after a yearslong pressure campaign to build support.

88. Jury awards $256M to California auto dealer in Nissan suit -

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A jury has awarded nearly $256.5 million to a California auto dealership owner who claimed Nissan had a secret plan to put him out of business during the recession.

The Orange County Superior Court panel ruled Monday in favor of Michael Kahn, who owned seven Nissan, Toyota and Chevrolet dealerships in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas.

89. Toyota, Nissan, others get behind fuel cell push in Japan -

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is backing a push for pollution-free vehicles that run on hydrogen and planning to build more hydrogen fueling stations so that fuel-cell vehicles on roads will grow to 40,000 by 2020, from the current handful.

90. Cyberattack wave ebbs, but experts see risk of more -

LONDON (AP) — The "ransomware" cyberattack that has hit companies and governments around the world ebbed in intensity on Monday, though experts warned that new versions of the virus could emerge.

91. Nissan annual profit rises on strong US, China, Europe sales -

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co.'s profit rose by 27 percent in the fiscal year that ended in March to 663.5 billion yen ($5.8 billion), as strong sales in the U.S., China and Europe and the sale of its stake in a parts maker offset damage from the strong yen, the company said Thursday.

92. Nissan annual profit rises on strong US, China, Europe sales -

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co.'s profit rose by 27 percent in the fiscal year that ended in March to 663.5 billion yen ($5.8 billion), as strong sales in the U.S., China and Europe and the sale of its stake in a parts maker offset damage from the strong yen, the company said Thursday.

93. GM plans to launch 10 electric cars in China by 2020 -

SHANGHAI (AP) — General Motors Co. plans to launch 10 electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles in China by 2020, an executive said Friday, as automakers speed up the rollout of alternative vehicles under pressure from Beijing to promote the industry.

94. Volvo announces plans to export China-made electric car -

SHANGHAI (AP) — Volvo Cars, the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker, said Wednesday it plans to make electric cars in China for sale worldwide starting in 2019 amid pressure by Beijing for global auto brands to help develop its fledgling industry in alternatives to gasoline.

95. Volkswagen plans all-electric car for China next year -

SHANGHAI (AP) — Volkswagen, Europe's biggest automaker, plans to launch its first pure-electric car in China next year as Beijing steps up pressure on the industry to promote alternatives to gasoline.

96. Nissan faces more labor law charges at Mississippi plant -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal labor regulators have added to charges to a complaint that Nissan Motor Co. and a contract worker agency at Nissan's Mississippi plant have violated workers' rights.

97. Uber resumes self-driving car program after brief suspension -

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber says it is resuming its self-driving car program in Arizona and Pittsburgh after it was suspended following a crash over the weekend.

The company had also grounded self-driving cars in San Francisco over the weekend but they resumed operating earlier on Monday. The difference between the California program versus the ones in Arizona and Pennsylvania is that California does not allow passengers to ride in the vehicles.

98. Nissan declines talks with union after Mississippi rally -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. is declining to talk to union supporters about conditions at its Mississippi assembly plant.

A March 14 letter from Nissan executive Scott Becker to the United Auto Workers union declines to address demands presented after a March 4 pro-union rally.

99. Nissan design chief Albaisa inspired by Cuban, Japan roots -

ATSUGI, Japan (AP) — Alfonso Albaisa draws upon the cultures of Japan, America and Cuba in concocting car designs with a flair that once was lacking at Japanese automakers, critics say, but is becoming evident as they globalize.

100. Intel and Mobileye, the race for a driverless future -

Intel said Monday that it will spend more than $14 billion to acquire Israel's Mobileye, a company that develops technology that essentially gives computers a sense of their physical surroundings. It's the latest push by a major tech company into autonomous vehicles.