| May 2, 2014
| 2:21 PM
In his first public remarks on the shift of 3,000 Toyota Motor Corp. jobs from California to Texas, Gov. Jerry Brown chalked up the loss on Friday to “the creative destruction of capitalism.”
“I put the emphasis on creative,”...
| May 5, 2014
| 10:15 PM
Republicans should read this carefully: Businesses are not running away from California. ("Was Toyota driven out of California? Not so fast," May 1)
Wal-Mart, which realized several years ago that it could no longer adequately service its California...
| Mar 22, 2014
Toyota settlement: An article in the March 21 Business section about a federal judge's ratification of a landmark settlement by Toyota Motor Corp. over safety defects attributed the following quote to U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder: "The rules of evidence...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:30 AM
After years of using her talk show and recently-launched cable network to provide inspiration and guidance to fans, Oprah Winfrey will come out from behind the camera.
Winfrey is marshaling her entire portfolio of media outlets - her magazine, her...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Tesla Motors Inc. has announced plans to reinforce the undercarriage of about 16,000 cars with high-strength shields to reduce the risk of damage from a crash starting a fire.
Elon Musk, the electric car company’s chief executive, outlined the...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Muppets have hitched a ride to the Super Bowl in a Toyota.
In a partnership that shows that studios don't always have to spend $4 million on a 30-second ad during the Big Game to promote a movie, Disney has offered Kermit the Frog and his felt...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Back in 1950, Eiji Toyoda visited a Ford plant to learn how Americans made cars. The visit by a member of Japan's foremost manufacturing family changed the way Toyota Motor Corp. produced cars, altering the global auto industry.
Toyoda, who is...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:52 PM
For decades, hydrogen fuel cell cars have been the automotive technology of tomorrow: the big idea, for someday far in the future.
No longer. At auto shows in Los Angeles and Tokyo this week, Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Hyundai Motor Co....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:39 AM
DETROIT (Reuters) - In an escalation of the auto industry's war of words over future green technologies, a senior Toyota Motor Corp executive singled out Elon Musk and other rival executives on Tuesday and made a bold prediction for its hydrogen car.
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The project took five months of planning, 11 days to film and a specially rigged SUV to conceal six puppeteers.
A crew of 100 people shot some scenes in Malibu, Pico Canyon, Stevenson Ranch, Playa del Rey and Universal City.
This wasn't for a movie or...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Hiroshi Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years and led the Japanese company's transition from traditional playing-card maker to video-game giant, has died. He was 85.
Kyoto-based Nintendo said Yamauchi, who was also known for owning the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:58 AM
The big chill created a big stall in auto sales last month.
Based on initial reports by General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., Chrysler Group and the other car companies, auto sales looked like they were flat to just slightly higher in February compared to...