The lashing administered by Hurricane Katrina to the Gulf Coast has halted production at Nissan North America Inc.'s assembly plant in Canton, MS. The auto maker stopped production during the Monday day shift in advance of Hurricane Katrina, which roared ashore just east of New Orleans early Monday morning. Employees were advised to return to their homes beginning at 11:30 a.m. Central Standard Time. There are about 4,000 Nissan employees and 1,800 contract and supplier employees at ...

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