In other news Friday, Toyota's president Akio Toyoda apologized for the brake problems that triggered a worldwide recall, and at least 40 people are dead in Iraq from two bomb blasts targeting Shi-ite pilgrims.
The bad news continues for Toyota, as brake problems surface in the company's popular Prius model this week. The Transportation Department is considering an investigation, after receiving 124 complaints about the possible brake-power issues.
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