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August 25, 2000 | John O'Dell
Nissan Motor Co.'s U.S. financial arm agreed to a $68-million out-of-court settlement of a class-action lawsuit by car buyers who complained that the company made them continue paying for vehicles after they had been repossessed. The settlement, approved by a federal judge in San Francisco, will actually cost Nissan about $4 million, a spokesman said. The rest of the settlement represents "uncollectable debts." The settlement covers 16,000 customers whose cars were repossessed by Nissan.
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BUSINESS
July 27, 2005 | From Associated Press
Profit at Japanese automaker Nissan slipped 14% in its fiscal first quarter compared with the same period a year ago as it wrote down the value of its assets to accommodate new Japanese accounting rules. Nissan Motor Co. said Tuesday that group net income for the three months ended June 30 totaled 105.7 billion yen, or $949 million, down from 123.23 billion yen a year earlier. A charge for a new pension plan also eroded Japan's No.
BUSINESS
March 31, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
French auto maker Renault said Tuesday that it will build Renault-badged cars at new partner Nissan Motor Co.'s underused factory in Aguascalientes, Mexico, to boost its Mexican sales and cut each company's costs. Renault, which said Saturday that it would invest $5.4 billion in Nissan, sees no need to close any of its existing factories, Chief Executive Louis Schweitzer told reporters in New York.
BUSINESS
November 7, 2000 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flush with the apparent success of its turnaround plan and an anticipated $1.6-billion profit for the first half of its fiscal 2001, Nissan Motor Co. is launching a product-development program that will include a new $1-billion truck plant in the United States. Insiders at Gardena-based Nissan North America Inc. say a formal announcement about the new plant will be made this week.
BUSINESS
January 16, 1993 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what could be the biggest challenge yet to the lead U.S. auto makers have held with electric car technology, Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. reportedly will combine efforts to build electric car components. The two companies--Japan's largest auto makers--are already exchanging technical information about batteries and control systems, the Associated Press said Friday, based on a report in the nationally circulated Mainichi newspaper. U.S.
AUTOS
May 1, 2013 | By Ronald D. White
Nissan Motor Co. is cutting the sticker price on seven of its 18 models in the U.S. Nissan is hoping that the change will help the cars and SUVs show up more prominently on shopper search websites such as AutoTrader, Edmunds and Kelley Blue Book. Some analysts had speculated that Nissan was taking advantage of a weak yen to charge lower prices. The yen has depreciated more than 20% in relation to the U.S. dollar in the last four months. PHOTOS: Kelley Blue Book's top 10 green cars for 2013 But Nissan denies that the changes are related to currency exchange rates.
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