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    Report: Ex-PR chief Vines accuses Ford of bugging cars, phones
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    Jason Vines, former head of communications at Ford among other automakers, is accusing the Blue Oval of bugging his company phone and his car during the Firestone tire recall for the Explorer in 2001. The allegations have come to light in Vines' upcoming book What Did Jesus Drive? Crisis PR in ...

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    Report: Bill Ford augments his power by nearly doubling stake of supervoting shares
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    Bill Ford Jr. has more sway than ever over the automaker that bears his surname, as the great-grandson of Ford's founder has reportedly doubled is holdings of Class B Ford stock. According to a report from Reuters (which cites a newly discovered securities filing), he acquired some 3.7 million ...

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    Report: Fiat boss Elkann being mentored by... Bill Ford?
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    Fiat Chairman John Elkann has been turning to an unusual source for advice on the car business. While speaking during an interview with The Detroit News, Elkann said he often asks Bill Ford Jr. for advice on how to proceed with the turnaround at Chrysler. "It's great to have the opportunity to ...

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    Report: Mulally receives nearly $30M in compensation for 2011
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    If you're Alan Mulally's gardener, it's probably a good time to ask the boss for a raise. The Ford Chief Executive Officer just pocketed $58.3 million in stock earlier in the month, and now his 2011 compensation has been made public – and it's increased some 11 percent. Mulally received ...

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    Report: Bill Ford, Jr. hints Mulally's successor will likely come from within Ford
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    Alan Mulally has no plans to retire just yet. The 65-year-old Ford CEO is still going strong at the helm in Dearborn, and is working to get his company back up to an investment-grade credit rating. Still, Bill Ford, Jr. explained to reporters last week that the former Boeing CEO's replacement ...

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    Report: Alan Mullaly, Bill Ford Jr. get huge bonuses from Blue Oval *Update
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    Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford, Jr. and Chief Executive Alan Mulally have reportedly been given big-time bonuses by the Blue Oval for keeping things moving when General Motors and Chrysler filed for bankruptcy. Mulally received $56.5 million worth of Ford stock before taxes and ...

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    Report: After five-year wage freeze, Bill Ford to draw a paycheck
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    Bill Ford made the sacrifice, now he's earned the reward. After living sans salary from Ford for five years, Bill is due to receive $4 million in cash and up to $12 million in stock options. That doesn't cover the entire five years, but rather the last two – it's what he would have made ...

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    REPORT: Bill Ford, Jr. "shocked" at Wagoner's ousting
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    Bill Ford, Jr., executive chairman of the Ford Motor Company, admits he was surprised at former General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner being asked to step down by the Obama administration. Even as Ford applauded the White House, saying "One of the things we've never had in the past is an administration ...

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    Bill Ford talks about Ford's future
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    Could an interview with Bill Ford possibly be more timely? No sooner do rumors surface about a Ford-Renault-Nissan tie-up if the GM-Renault-Nissan talks fall through, than up pops an interview of the emabattled CEO by BusinessWeek's David Kiley.The lengthy interview is well worth the read, with a ...

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    Déjà vu all over again: Ford woos Ghosn
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    Seems like only yesterday that we were reporting that Ford was attempting to lure Renault/Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn into the Dearborn fold, and now we're facing a new round of Ford/Ghosn rumors.Apparently, Bill Ford Jr. called Ghosn last month to discuss a partnership if the possible ...

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    Ford: bankruptcy "not an option"
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    The day after Standard & Poor's cut Ford Motor's debt rating deeper into the junk category, Bill Ford was quoted Thursday as saying that the company has no plans to seek bankruptcy protection, saying "it's not an option" in a Wall Street Journal interview.S&P justified its latest ratings ...

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