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15Fortune ranks 10 most powerful women in autos [UPDATE]

With talk of Mary Barra as one of four potential successors to Dan Akerson as CEO of General Motors, it seems like ripe time to take a step back and acknowledge the most powerful women in the auto industry. Fortune made that easy for us by compiling a top-10 list, and sitting at the top is no other than Mary Barra.

58Report: Elena Ford arrested for drunk driving, child endangerment

Click on Detroit reports that Ford Global Marketing Director and Blue Oval heiress Elena Ford has been arrested on charges of drunken driving and child endangerment. The incident allegedly occurred on Sunday night on Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, Michigan. The police report say Ford left the road in her 2011 Ford Explorer, jumping the curb and heading on to the median, before eventually getting back onto the road. Police then pulled Ford over and administered a sobriety test, which she apparently

3Elena Ford to auction off Fusion hybrid to benefit Heal the Bay

Click above for high-res gallery of the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

28In the Family: Elena Ford to lead Blue Oval's global marketing efforts

Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford may be dead and gone, but the father of modern industry is still stocking his beloved car company with his genetic footprint.

3Steve Hamp jumps big blue oval ship

To no one's surprise, Steve Hamp, chief of staff for Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally, is bailing on the blue oval at the end of this year. The well-connected brother-in-law to former CEO and continuing chairman Bill Ford was apparently instrumental in bringing the former Boeing big wig on board. Ford hasn't announced any plan to replace him.

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