FILE - In this April 6, 2010 file photo, President of electronics maker Hitachi Hiroaki Nakanishi smiles during a press conference in Tokyo. Japanese manufacturing giants Hitachi Ltd. and Mitsubishi ... more 
FILE - In this April 6, 2010 file photo, President of electronics maker Hitachi Hiroaki Nakanishi smiles during a press conference in Tokyo. Japanese manufacturing giants Hitachi Ltd. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. denied Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, they are in talks to combine their businesses, just hours after Hitachi's president said an announcement was imminent. The denials came only hours after Hitachi President Hiroaki Nakanishi told a throng of reporters that the news would be released later in the day.(AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Shuji Kajiyama, File
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