Offering a glimmer of hope for an otherwise dismal situation, Japanese auto maker Nissan says it will resume normal production operations at all of its domestic plants, except the badly damaged Iwaki engine facility, starting in mid-April. Today’s announcement comes as something of a surprise in light of the many media reports indicating the country’s supply-chain problems could keep the auto industry largely idle until the end of April and beyond, a result of the 9.0-magnitude earthquake ...

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