Biz Briefs: Comeback Kid

Will Mitsubishi's new pocket rocket, the 263-h.p. Eclipse GT, jump-start sales at Japan's most troubled automaker? The car hit dealerships this summer, lofted by strong reviews, and it leads a blitz of all-new models coming over the next two years. Unlike the profit machines Honda, Nissan and Toyota, Mitsubishi has been in automaker hell. The firm's corporate parent lost $4.4 billion in the past fiscal year, battered by a lingering scandal over vehicle defects, and U.S. sales plummeted one-third this year amid questions about whether Mitsubishi would vacate North America. That seems less likely now, especially if the Eclipse sparks a...

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