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Nissan Motor Co announced that Fred Diaz will be promoted to head of sales and marketing for the company in the United States as part of a management shakeup that involves 13 executives taking new positions. Diaz, 47, a former Chrysler Group LLC executive who joined Nissan last April, will take his new position on January 1. He is currently the head of sales and marketing for the Nissan brand. Come January, he will be chief of U.S. sales for both the company's namesake brand and its luxury Infiniti brand. Hon Hai Precision Industry, which assembles iPhones and iPads for Apple, said it is considering an investment of $40 million in manufacturing and research facilities in Pennsylvania. The Taiwanese contract manufacturer for consumer electronics, also known as Foxconn, said it may invest $30 million in manufacturing facilities for high-end telecommunications products and S$10 million for automation research and development in the state. Kansas City Fed President Esther George said that debate over reducing the pace of the U.S. Federal Reserve bond buying program will be on the table at the central bank's next policy meeting in December. Asked whether she expected Fed policymakers to discuss tapering bond purchases as soon as December, she told reporters: "These are discussions we have at each meeting. So I would expect we will continue to discuss that as we go forward." In today���s version of billionaire Richard Branson doing whatever he wants, the founder of the Virgin empire announced on his blog that his commercial space travel company, Virgin Galactic, is now accepting bitcoins as payment for flights into space. The post goes on to say that ���a female flight attendant from Hawaii��� is the first Galactic customer to pay for a flight into space using bitcoins. A spokeswoman said she couldn���t disclose whether the flight attendant works for Virgin America. But she did say that the woman paid the full $250,000 fare in bitcoins ��� 350 of them in total.