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    Report: Mulally to stay at Ford through end of 2014 at least
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    Alan Mulally isn't going anywhere... at least not just yet. The CEO who helped turn around Ford Motor Company has been linked to the top job at tech behemoth Microsoft, leading to a flurry of rumors about potential successors. Those rumors, though, may have just been put to rest – at least ...

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    ETC: Ford celebrates its founder's 150th birthday around the world
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    ​​ Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company and the man that is widely considered to have put America on wheels, would have been 150 years young today. Naturally, there are celebrations at Ford's Dearborn headquarters, and the state of Michigan has declared today, July 30, 2013, Henry Ford ...

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    Video: CNN chronicles young girl building Pontiac Fiero
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    At fourteen years of age, Kathryn DiMaria has already done what many self-proclaimed gearheads won't even attempt in their lifetimes. The Dearborn, Michigan teen is rebuilding a car from the ground up. The intrepid youngster asked her parents when she was just twelve to start a Pontiac Fiero ...

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    Official: Lincoln opens dedicated design studio
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    Lincoln showed off its new design center Thursday, the first dedicated studio for the luxury brand since the 1970s. Company officials say the new studio will let designers focus just on the Lincoln brand – which is in the early stages of a badly needed rebirth – instead of splitting ...

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    Official: Ford invests $135 million in electrified vehicles
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    Ford may not have a dedicated hybrid or EV platform, but it does have a new "Electrification Center of Excellence" down the street from its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford announced yesterday that it now has some 1,000 engineers devoted to electrified vehicles, most of whom work "under ...

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    Featured: A look inside Ford's PDC employee-only car show
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    One might reasonably assume that people who work in automotive design or engineering are automatically car guys and gals, but in our experience, that isn't always the case. The best way to tell isn't by looking at what they are working on – it's by looking at what they have parked in their ...

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    Report: These are America's 15 busiest auto plants
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    Still got that fireworks-induced, patriotic buzz going on? This might help keep you seeing red, white and blue a bit longer. Of the 15 most productive auto plants in the States, Automobile Magazine says the top two spots – and more than half the total tally – are occupied by American ...

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    Report: These are North America's top producing auto plants
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    Volkswagen has the honor of being this year's top producing North American automotive manufacturer by a wide margin with its Puebla, Mexico facility. The factory managed to produce 510,041 units last year, beating out second-place Nissan and its Aguascalientes, Mexico plant by a staggering ...

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    Report: Ford wages average $8/hour higher than non-union and foreign rivals
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    In the run up to the next round of negotiations between Ford and the United Auto Workers, the automaker has said it pays workers an average of $8 more per hour than its foreign and non-union rivals. By and large, foreign automakers with U.S. factories employ non-union labor, which helps keep ...

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    Report: Ford laying off 200 temporary workers at F-150 plant
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    The United Auto Workers will soon be sitting down with Detroit automakers in an effort to reach a new contract agreement. Some in the know feel Ford will be the targeted OEM in the negotiations due to the automaker's recent successes, and a recent criticism levied by UAW leadership is that The ...

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    REPORT: Wall Street rallies around better-than-expected Ford results
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    On the surface, at least, news that a company lost $1.4 billion wouldn't normally be greeted as good news by Wall Street. However, the Ford Motor company's just-published quarterly earning reports have done just that, with the stock trading 15% ahead of yesterday and the entire Dow Jones stock ...

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    Chicago 2009: (You Can Still) Rock in America - Ford unveils Harley-Davidson F-150
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2010 Ford F-150 Harley Davidson Edition
    Flush from the news that its F-150 pickup performed markedly better than many of its primary competitors in a new series of IIHS side-impact crash tests, Ford has rolled out its latest larger-than-life Harley-Davidson ...

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    Detroit 2009: Little Bigtime - Concept C takes Lincoln in a brand-new direction
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Lincoln Concept C
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    Detroit 2009: Lincoln MKT debuts with a big, toothy smile
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2010 Lincoln MKT
    Ford has a major-league hit on its hands with the 2009 Flex crossover – with the media. Sadly, despite its varied and considerable charms, sales haven't met the Blue Oval's admittedly lofty expectations. Blame the recession, ...

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    Spy Shots: 2010 Ford Taurus
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    Although we were privy to a sneak-peek of the 2010 Ford Taurus ahead of its unveiling, we fear that frowning burly men in limo-tinted black Expeditions will appear in our driveways if we disclose anything. Thus, we present you with the next best thing: Spy shots. Espionage artists have captured our ...

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    Ford will shut down 10 N.A. plants in early January
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    A bitingly cold wind is sweeping through the Motor City this day, but the bigger chill continues to be the rapidly increasing number of idle plants from Detroit's automakers. As part of a previously-announced bid to trim first-quarter output by nearly 38%, Ford now says it will shut down ten North ...

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    Ford developing new rear-drive platform in Dearborn
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    Ford has apparently finally heard the call and green-lighted development of a new global rear wheel drive platform and a family of vehicles to be built on it. However, unlike General Motors, Ford will not rely on its Australian division to do the heavy lifting. Since the collapse of the U.S. dollar ...

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    Dearborn mayor dies of cancer at 52
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    On Tuesday, the citizens of Dearborn, Michigan, and Ford Motor Company lost a dear friend. Dearborn Mayor Michael Guido passed away at his home after a 9-month battle with cancer. He was 52. Guido had been mayor of the city that Ford Motor Company calls home for nearly six terms spanning 21 years, ...

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    Premature Infatuation: Detroit Chevrolet dealer advertises new Camaro, takes deposits
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    One metro Detroit Chevrolet is apparently a little over anxious for the yet-to-bet-announced Camaro successor. Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn placed an ad in May's DuPont Registry, complete with a picture of the concept from the 2006 North American International Auto Show and language ...

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    Spy shot: Ford Econoline mule spotted sporting rhinoplasty
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    One could be forgiven for thinking that the temperature in Hell is taking a precipitous dive after looking at the photo above. After all, when was the last time you saw a Ford Econoline test mule, with its tacit promise of a coming update? After all, the current E-Series has been trudging on for ...

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