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TOKYO (AP) - Moody's has upgraded the long-term credit rating of Nissan Motor Co., saying that the automaker's lineup of new models and its global strategy should help sustain a strong financial performance.
Moody's said Thursday that the rating for
By COLLEEN LONGAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Joey Chestnut won his sixth straight Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest at Coney Island, downing 68 dogs and buns on Wednesday to tie his personal best in a sweaty, gag-inducing spectacle.
Last year, the 28-
By ERIC TALMADGEAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - Big manufacturers have more confidence in Japan's economy but remain pessimistic overall, a closely watched quarterly survey by the country's central bank showed Monday.
The "tankan" confidence index was
TOKYO (AP) - Dozens of demonstrators in Japan are protesting the restarting of a nuclear power plant - the first to go back online since all reactors were shut down for safety checks following the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Ohi nuclear plant's reactor No. 3
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's factory output declined 3.1 percent in May from the previous month as the world's third biggest economy grapples with weaker European demand and an uneven recovery from last year's tsunami disaster.
It was the second consecutive
By Robyn Ross,
Ann Curry officially announced her exit from the Today show Thursday, choking back tears as she thanked her colleagues and viewers.
"I never expected to leave this couch after 15 years, but I am so grateful, especially to all of you who watch," Curry said, while sitting with co-host
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - The record 9,000 shareholders that packed Sony's annual meeting was no cause for celebration. After four years of losses and a halving of the share price, some angry investors doubt even a new CEO can pull the entertainment and
By The Associated Press
THE CHANGE: New car and truck prices have dropped about $500 in the past year, according to the Kelley Blue Book auto pricing service.
THE HISTORY: Prices were high in June 2011 because Japanese automakers, mainly Honda and Toyota, had
DETROIT (AP) - New car prices have dropped $500 on average in the past year, mainly because Japanese automakers have restocked dealers after shortages in 2011, according to the Kelley Blue Book auto pricing service.
Prices have dropped the most for the Toyota