Toyota’s U.S. Sales Decline Less Than Forecast; Shares Surge



April 2 (Bloomberg) — Toyota Motor Corp.’s U.S. sales fell less than analysts predicted last month as the world’s largest carmaker offered near-record incentives to spur demand. The stock rose to the highest in almost five months. Continue reading


U.S. Markets Wrap: Stocks Rise as Data Lift Optimism on Economy



April 1 (Bloomberg) — U.S. stocks advanced for a second day as sales of existing homes unexpectedly increased and a manufacturing gauge topped economists’ estimates, bolstering optimism that the worst of the recession is over. The dollar strengthened against the euro and oil fell. Continue reading