The automaker posted its whole brand as collateral in 2006 but is now strong enough to take trademarks off the table.
The automaker decides to drop its name and logo from its newest sales pitch.
An earthquake, flooding and recall problems are in its past. Shares are up 18% this year, and management expects profits to keep climbing.
Several of the best-performing overseas stocks are still no pricier than the plodding domestic alternatives.
Recent results show strong signs of recovery.
The market is down for the sixth consecutive session, its longest losing stretch of the year.
The private-equity firm buying the chain is having second thoughts after a disappointing quarter.
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