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Toyota denies Blue Springs reports

The Nikkei, the Japanese version of the Wall Street Journal, is reporting that Toyota plans to resume construction of the plant in Blue Springs, with the hopes of opening it in the spring of 2011. The plant will initially produce the compact Corolla cars, and start producing the hybrid Prius later. Details are here. Magnolia Marketplace is burning up the phone ...

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Is GreenTech the real deal?

Tuesday in Tunica, a Chinese businessman made the biggest economic development announcement in Mississippi in almost three years, and Gov. Haley Barbour was nowhere in sight. Xiaolin “Charles” Wang said his automotive manufacturing facility would produce 150,000 hybrid vehicles annually and employ 1,500 people directly, and the Mississippi Development Authority’s executive director was out of the country with Barbour. If ...

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Toyota still battling legal action

Litigation stems from accusations of cover-up of investigations of roll-over accidents Toyota was the winner of the Cash for Clunkers sweepstakes, selling more fuel-efficient vehicles than any other manufacturer in August. The boon bumped the company’s sales numbers, which had been spiraling for months. Toyota could have seen a surge of a totally different kind if the claims made by ...

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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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Prius predicament

While Toyota moves forward with new technology for the Prius, Mississippi hopes it isn’t left behind with the economy Last week, Toyota unveiled the third-generation Prius hybrid in Japan, with 80,000 of the vehicles already pre-ordered. Mississippi officials hope the splash made overseas will produce a tidal wave that will reach North Mississippi. The Toyota Plan in Blue Springs is ...

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