Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.'s fiscal first-quarter operating profit rose 10.7% over like-2004 to ¥206.26 billion ($1.83 billion). Nissan credits strong sales in Japan and the U.S. for the jump in the quarter, which ended June 30. Despite the good result, Nissan says its profit growth will slow due to increasing raw materials prices, exchange rates and cutthroat pricing in the U.S. market. Nissan's net profit tumbled 14.2% to ¥105.70 billion ($939 million), with the Japanese auto maker ...

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