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Toyota eyes Southern states

Toyota is considering four Southern states for the site of its eighth North American assembly plant, the latest move in an expansion that could soon make it the world’s biggest car company, people involved in Toyota’s decision said yesterday. The states on Toyota’s list include Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The factory, if approved by directors in Japan, would be its 15th in Canada, Mexico and the United States, and would probably open late this decade.

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Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.