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Toyota delays U.S. Prius production 6 years

Toyota Motor Corp. has pushed back plans to build its Prius in the United States by as much as six years, with a top executive saying U.S. production is likely to start only when the best-selling hybrid is remodelled. Get the full story »

City buildings committee approves Toyota sign

Ricketts-Web.jpgCubs owner Tom Ricketts speaks to the media on May 6, 2010, the day he received approval from the Commission on Chicago Landmarks to install a Toyota sign at Wrigley Field. (William DeShazer/ Chicago Tribune)

By Ameet Sachdev
The Chicago Cubs moved one step closer to erecting a proposed Toyota
advertisement above the bleachers at Wrigley Field.

The buildings committee of the Chicago City Council on Tuesday
unanimously approved a permit for the illuminated, 360-square-foot sign,
said a Cubs official.

The committee’s approval was expected after Ald. Tom Tunney, 44th,
changed his mind about the sign and voiced his support for the sign.
Wrigley Field sits in Tunney ward.

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Toyota will extend recall-related services in U.S.

Associated Press | Toyota officially said it will extend nationwide some recall-related services that it was offering to customers only in the state of New York.

The added services will be tailored to a customer’s needs and can include quick scheduling of repairs, pick up and return of their vehicle by the dealer, driving a customer to work, or providing alternate transportation such as a loaner or rental car.

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Toyota president agrees to testify before Congress

CBB-Toyoda.jpgToyota President Akio Toyoda answers questions to reporters at the company’s Nagoya, Japan office. (JiJi Press/Getty)

Associated Press | Toyota President Akio Toyoda said Thursday he will testify at a U.S. congressional hearing next week about the automaker’s massive recalls in the United States.

He will be meeting face-to-face with U.S. lawmakers after enduring criticism that he had responded too slowly to the company’s safety crisis.
Toyoda, the grandson of the Japanese automaker’s founder, said in a statement he looks “forward to speaking directly with Congress and the American people.”

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