Honda is offering its U.S. dealers big cash incentives to pump up their new-car sales in the final month of the year after its November U.S. sales fell slightly even as the overall market rose nearly 9%.
China and France issued warnings on bitcoin, saying the virtual currency didn't offer the assurances of payment that a legal currency does and flagging the risk of speculation in something with no underlying assets.
Dongfeng Motor and Renault received Chinese government approval to start a long-planned $1.3 billion joint venture that would give the French auto maker its first manufacturing facility in the country.
Banks have banned cellphones, barred electronic chat rooms and forced traders to go on vacation. But in the battle to avoid trading scandals, a new weapon is coming to the fore: algorithms that detect potentially troublesome patterns in traders' communications.