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  • 24H Series names Hankook as exclusive tire partner

    Apr 22, 2014

    GENNEP, Netherlands—Organizers of the 24H Series, a quintet of 12- and 24-hour endurance races for GT and touring cars in Europe and the Middle East, have named Hankook Tire Co. Inc. its exclusive tire partner for the next few seasons.

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  • Honda issues recall for Civics

    Apr 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON—American Honda Motor Co. Inc. is voluntarily recalling 9,817 2014 Honda Civic LX cars to inspect the original equipment tires for possible tears in the bead area, the auto maker announced. All tires with torn beads will be replaced free of charge, American Honda said in a March 29 ...

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  • Yokohama will merge two U.S. subsidiaries

    Apr 18, 2014

    VERSAILLES, Ky.—The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. will merge YH America Inc. and SAS Rubber Co., its two U.S. industrial product manufacturing and sales subsidiaries, into Yokohama Industries Americas Inc.

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  • Ex Bridgestone exec pleads guilty, three others indicted

    Apr 16, 2014

    TOLEDO, Ohio—One former Bridgestone Corp. executive has pleaded guilty for his alleged involvement in an international conspiracy to rig bids and fix prices for automotive anti-vibration rubber parts, according to a plea agreement filed in Toledo federal district court April 16.

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