Toyota Shuts Down Sales

Toyota Motor Corp shut down sales on some of its best-selling vehicles on Wednesday under pressure from the Obama administration to address a product safety crisis that threatens its image in its largest market.

Ford Posts First Full Year Profit Since 2005

The Ford Motor Company posted its first full-year profit since 2005 on Thursday and said it expects to stay profitable in 2010 despite a still fragile economy and a debt heavy balance sheet.