Iron Man Tony Stark’s penthouse in the hit film “The Avengers” looks like it’s in Manhattan. In fact, the scenes of Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow were shot on an Albuquerque sound stage, staffed by 500 extras, grips, camera operators and sound engineers working on the film.
The Delaware River Port Authority , operator of bridges and a rail line between Philadelphia and New Jersey , backed away from delaying a $1 toll increase until 2012 because of concern that waiting would trigger a $240 million termination payment on interest-rate swaps.
Toyota Motor Corp. , the world’s largest seller of hybrid autos, is developing an alternative motor for future hybrid and electric cars that doesn’t need rare-earth minerals at risk of supply disruptions.
Toyota Motor Corp., which recalled Lexus GX sport-utility vehicles this month because stability controls failed to engage fast enough, is recalling Sequoia SUVs to adjust a control system that drivers say is too aggressive.
Toyota Motor Corp. , the world’s biggest seller of hybrid-electric automobiles, said it will repair about 650,000 Prius cars worldwide to correct a water- pump flaw that can cause the vehicles to lose power.
Toyota Motor Corp.’s new Lexus ES and GS sedans have emergency trunk release handles that break too easily and risk trapping someone in the cargo space of the luxury cars, according to Consumer Reports magazine.
Toyota Motor Corp. first learned in 2008 about a defect in power-window switches that this week prompted it to recall 7.43 million vehicles worldwide for fire hazards, according to documents filed with U.S. regulators.
Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp. will proceed with an $800 million expansion of its blood- plasma production capacity amid an announced takeover by Grifols SA , Chief Executive Officer Lawrence Stern said.
The following companies may have unusual price changes in Japanese trading on Jan. 17. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and share prices are from the previous close. The information in each item was released after markets shut, unless stated otherwise.