Toyota Profits Shaken By Japan TsunamiToyota's quarterly profits were cut 75 percent due to recent tsunami and earthquake.
Ford To Idle 3 Plants AbroadWWJ AutoBeat Reporter Jeff Gilbert reports that Ford is suspending work at plants in Taiwan, China and South Africa due to parts issues.
Routine Care Biggest Hurdle After TsunamiProviding routine care for people with a host of issues from chronic diabetes to imminent childbirth proved more challenging after the disaster in Japan.
Ford's Asia-Pacific Operation Affected Due To Parts ShortagesFord expects its operations will be affected beginning the last week of April and into May.
Toyota Warns Of Vehicle ShortageToyota is warning its dealers that they could face shortages of new products this summer.
Ford Idling Belgium Plant Due To Parts ShortageFord is idling a plant in Belgium because of the parts shortage caused by the earthquake in Japan.
Nissan May Move Engine Production To U.S. Short Term Nissan Motor Co. said Thursday it is considering moving some engine production from Japan to the U.S. because of earthquake damage to a Japanese plant.
Local Red Cross Aiding Japanese Relief EffortsSoutheast Michigan Disaster Relief Spokeswoman Allison Koenigbauer says their focus right now is on helping the elderly and getting fuel supplies to people in need.
General Motors Looks To Cut Costs After Quake In JapanA General Motors spokesman says the move will help the automaker preserve cash as it deals with the financial implications from shortages of parts made in Japan
School Collects Donations For Earthquake VictimsA local Japanese school is asking Metro Detroiters to help the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
U of M To Host Panel On Japan Nuclear Power CrisisUniversity of Michigan experts will conduct a panel discussion on Friday that focuses on the efforts to extinguish fires at a burning nuclear power plant in Japan.
GM Will Halt Production Due To Parts Shortage From JapanGeneral Motors will halt production at its pickup truck plant in Shreveport, Louisiana next week because of a shortage of parts from Japan.
Ford Employees In Japan Will Stay For NowOver 100 Ford employees in Japan are not being called back home from the earthquake and tsunami ridden country.
UM Expert: Catastrophic Radiation Event Unlikely In JapanWhile exposed spent fuel rods at the failing nuclear reactors in Japan pose new threats, the worst-case scenario would still be unlikely to expose the public to catastrophic amounts of radiation, says a University of Michigan nuclear engineering professor who is an expert on this particular kind of reactor.
DTE Officials Insist Michigan Nuclear Plant Is SafeOfficials at DTE Energy are working to assure the public that Fermi Two is safe while concerns about nuclear power plants rise amid the crisis in Japan.