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Toyota plant in Blue Springs finally making Corollas after starts, stops and changes

BLUE SPRINGS — A year ago, Tereda Hairston was a third grade reading teacher in Starkville. Today, the 32-year-old is a quality check specialist at the Toyota plant in Blue Springs, having started there in July. “I absolutely love it,” Hairston said. “I applied here because I knew what Toyota was about. It’s stable. It’s not going anywhere. This plant ...

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Toyota sending Prius expert to aid investigation

HARRISON, N.Y. — Toyota is sending an engineer to help with the investigation of an accident in which a driver said her Prius accelerated on its own and slammed into a stone wall. Harrison police Capt. Anthony Marraccini said today that Toyota told him a “technical analyst engineer” would come to the New York City suburb next Wednesday to help ...

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Toyota in Turmoil

Experts mixed on future of Blue Springs plant The wave of recalls that have created a public relations crisis for Toyota took direct aim at Mississippi last week when the automotive company announced that the 2010 Prius hybrid was being recalled because of problems with its antilock braking system. Prius joined a handful of other Toyota models, with most of ...

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Prius owners reporting brake problems

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. has been hit by over 100 complaints in the U.S. and Japan about brake problems with the popular Prius hybrid, the latest in a spate of quality troubles for the automaker as it grapples with massive global recalls. The Japanese company’s sales are being battered in the U.S. — Toyota’s biggest market — after recalls ...

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Prius or no Prius

When it comes to the bottom line and job creation, does it really matter what is built? Lacy Luckett would like everybody to know that she does not work in Georgetown, Ky. She still works in Tupelo. Luckett’s work residence came into doubt last week when the web site Automotive News quoted a Toyota executive as saying that the 120 ...

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