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Toyota halts half of Japan production lines after powerful quake

Chip supplier Renesas restarts plant with eye toward full recovery in a week

A Yaris compact car is assembled at a Toyota Motor factory in Japan. (Photo by Konosuke Urata)

TOKYO -- Toyota Motor will halt production at 14 Japanese assembly lines for up to four days through Saturday, after a weekend earthquake in northeastern Japan disrupted operations at the automaker's suppliers.

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