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Business as usual: Greece still shaking … US investors ignore reality … Murdoch guru quits …

More tremors felt around Greece … US investors are ignoring reality, while interest rates there rose alarmingly and investors ignored a surprise 18,000 rise in the number of weekly jobless benefits … Bankruptcies in Ireland are on the up …

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Wall Street Journal | COMPANIES|

Toyota CEO: How we stopped listening to our customers

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda has penned another apologetic op-ed about the brake recall plaguing Priuses and other safety stuff-ups, this time outlining the future plans for the company. Will it appease customers?

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AP | COMPANIES|

How many people has Toyota killed?

Since Toyota started recalling its cars due to dodgy accelerators and brakes, an increasing number of road deaths have been linked to the problems. The alleged US death toll now stands at 34, and complaints continue to mount.

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The Guardian | ENVIRONMENT|

Why people love to see the Prius fail

The recent global recall of the Toyota Prius has caused an “outbreak of global gloating”, says author Toby Litt. For anti-environmentalists, there’s delightful schadenfreude in seeing ultimate symbol of tree-hugging do-gooders fail.

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Prius debacle drives hole through the Camry

Toyota launched Australia’s first locally-produced hybrid on Monday, but the event has been smothered by the latest recall to hit the battered carmaker, writes James Stanford.

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Drive | ENVIRONMENT|

Toyota invents its own climate-cooling flower

Manufacturing the Toyota Prius produces more CO2 than normal cars, so the company came up with a novel solution: engineer a new species of flower to plant around factories that reduces the temperature and the energy needed for cooling, thus offsetting the carbon emissions.

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BBC | ENVIRONMENT|

Prius tops car sales in Japan

The Toyota Prius outsold all other cars in Japan last month, with two other hybrid cars making it into the country’s top-five.

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The Big Money | COMPANIES|

Prius: just another word for hybrid

When people think hybrid, they still think Toyota’s Prius. Perhaps that’s why Honda’s Insight hybrid alternative isn’t setting the market on fire, despite being priced lower.

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