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DAYTONA BEACH, Florida: The 55th running of the Rolex 24 left us with plenty to talk about, with most of the spotlight going to the controversial finish between Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque. However, there was plenty of drama elsewhere in the waning minutes of the other Sunday’s (Monday in…

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This Renault-Nissan Alliance will join the ranks of car makers and automotive industry companies that have launched research and development (R&D) operations in Israel, revealed Carasso Motors Vice-President for Trading Avi Kenet in a panel discussion at last week’s Cars 2017 conference in Tel Aviv. Kenet said that this month,…

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Toyota Motor Corporation, the world’s largest carmaker, plans to build an India-specific model with a strong focus on hybrid technology, a top official at Japanese company’s local unit said in an interview. The impetus behind Toyota’s plan for a new car is India’s Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) norms, that…

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Make a list of small to mid-sized SUVs and the Mitsubishi Outlander might not be the first model that comes to mind. It might not even be the second or the third. At the front of the line are the Chevy Equinox, Ford Escape, Nissan Rogue and the Honda CR-V.…

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DAYTONA BEACH, Florida: International Speedway Corp. (NASDAQ: ISCA) on Thursday (Friday in Manila) reported increases in revenues and net profits for both the fourth quarter and full year for fiscal 2016, which ended November 30. Helping to fuel that increase was its completion in January of last year of the…

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BY JESSE JOHNSON, JAPAN TIMES, TOKYO (TNS) Amid increasingly tense Sino-US ties, John Bolton, a former American ambassador to the UN and a top adviser to President Donald Trump, has called for a closer US military relationship with Taiwan to help counter a “belligerent” Beijing. In a commentary published Tuesday…

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DAYTONA BEACH, Florida: The Rolex 24 At Daytona, scheduled at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday and Sunday (Sunday and Monday in Manila), has morphed from a long sports-car race into an international celebration of speed. Drivers from various forms of racing, from different corners of the globe, are heading to…

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DAYTONA BEACH, Florida: In the FanZone, just outside the garage area at Daytona International Speedway, a pair of old Cadillacs sit side-by-side simply for display purposes. In their youth, the 1950 coupe and 2002 prototype were “race cars” in theory, but not exactly world-beaters. They’re serving a better purpose now.…

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With the ascension of Donald Trump to the White House, former US President Barack Obama’s “pivot” to Asia appears to have been burned to the ground. Its remains must yet cool, but what may ultimately emerge from the ashes could prove reassuring to Asian allies fearful of an American retreat…

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