LAS VEGAS — Mitsubishi Motors Corp. President Katsuhiko Kawasoe is intent on clearing the air of all rumor and speculation. As industry consolidation picks up the pace and as Mitsubishi works to restructure its way back to profitability, Kawasoe wants people to know there is no grand merger in Mitsubishi’s future — at least not for now. "Many observers argue for merger first and streamlining, restructuring and profitability second," says Kawasoe at a corporate briefing here. "Mergers ...

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