Daily business briefing: Toyota is top-selling automaker

January 23, 2014 

For the second year, Toyota is the top-selling automaker. Toyota Motor Corp. sold a record 9.98 million last year, beating U.S. rival General Motors by some 270,000 vehicles in 2013, and set an ambitious target to sell more than 10 million vehicles this year. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Brazil is accusing Congress of ignoring an order by the World Trade Organization to stop subsidizing its domestic cotton growers. This is threatening a full-blown trade war against the U.S. Read more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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McDonald's is reporting disappointing sales for its fourth quarter. Global sales fell 0.1 percent and U.S. restaurants sales dropped 1.4 percent. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Unemployment benefits were up 1,000 last week. The Labor Department says the four-week average has fallen for the third straight week to 331,500. To learn more, go to http://www.bnd.com/business.

--Will Buss, BND business writer

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