Dividends: Horses: Gift or Trojan?

In the eyes of some, Japanese automakers will stop at nothing in their efforts to win a larger share of the U.S. market. So when Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., donated 25 trucks to the County of Los Angeles as the first step in a nationwide program of gifts to nonprofit organizations to mark the company's 25th year, it provoked some unusual reactions. While no one wanted to appear to be giving aid and comfort to the archenemy of U.S. automakers by thanking the Japanese profusely, no one wanted to be accused of turning down 25 free trucks for the county,...

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