Electric vehicle makers surge on investor optimism

Jul 15, 2020
Investors believe EVs are closing in on the internal combustion engine in terms of driving range and cost of ownership.
Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta, left, and CEO Makoto Uchida at the digital world premiere of the company's new electric SUV, the Ariya.
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A bumpy road for Nissan as profits plummet and layoffs loom

Jul 25, 2019
An executive scandal, questionable strategy, and outdated design dragged down the automaker's profits.
Nissan cars are displayed at a dealership on July 25, 2019 in New York City.
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Can a company boss have too much power?

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Nov 19, 2018
The chairman of Nissan Motors, Carlos Ghosn, has been arrested by Japanese prosecutors. He’s accused of underreporting his income on financial statements. Nissan says it’ll fire him this week and Nissan’s CEO says Ghosn’s arrest shows that too much power had been concentrated in one person for too long. Click the audio player above to […]

Nissan chair Ghosn dismissed, held on misconduct charges

Nov 19, 2018
Nissan said it was providing information to the prosecutors and cooperating with their investigation. The allegations also concern a Nissan representative director, Greg Kelly, who was also arrested.
Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn delivers a keynote address at CES 2017 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on Jan. 5, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
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How temp workers became the norm in America

Nov 15, 2018
10 years after the Great Recession companies have increased their dependence on non-permanent workers.
Nissan auto factory workers (from left to right) Eric Hearn, Travis Parks and Antonio Ivy. 
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In Mississippi, labor rights can also be civil rights

Nov 14, 2018
Some workers at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, are framing their fight for a union and higher wages as part of a longer fight for equality in the Deep South.
After a night shift, Nissan auto factory workers Travis Parks, Eric Hearn and Antonio Ivy gather at a Canton, Mississippi, truck stop.
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Android-powered infotainment coming to cars from Nissan, Renault, Mistsubishi

Sep 19, 2018
There was some big news this week in the auto and tech industries, which are increasingly overlapping. The world’s largest automotive partnership, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, which sold more than 10 million cars around the world last year, is going to start embedding Google’s Android operating system in its cars starting in 2021.  The promise for […]

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