Business briefs: Toyota tops global sales 

For the first time, Toyota (TM) sold more vehicles globally in a quarter than General Motors (GM), preliminary January-March figures show, the clearest sign the Japanese company is on track to overtake its U.S. rival as the world’s top automaker. Toyota Motor Corp.’s success is fueled by demand for its reliable, fuel-efficient models, including the Camry, Corolla, Yaris and gas-electric hybrid Prius.


Yahoo Inc. (YHOO) is expanding its online music section to include the lyrics of 400,000 songs, a free service it is touting as the Web’s largest legally licensed database of lyrics. Song lyrics have been available through other Web sites for years, but most of those destinations are breaking the law by posting the words without the approval of the publishers and writers who own the rights.

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