Conference board downgrades 2016 forecast to 1.7%.
But jobless rate ticks up to 7.2%.
More Takata trouble for 2005 to 2014 model years.
A local surge in injection of wastewater underground in 2005 identified with an unusual jump in seismic activity.
Women need to be trained for skills areas that are in demand.
Annual profit forecast to $19.5 billion from $19.2 billion.
Factory’s 100-plus employees make around 700,000 per year.
Investment so far is $374 million, below the early prediction of $1 billion by the end of 2015.
Joint venture will continue to work on the competitiveness of the project.
Automaker wants to cut administrative expenses and save an additional $200 million annually.