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    Official: Ford reports 58% drop in Q2 profits on European losses
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    Ford Motor Company announced Wednesday that it has posted a $1 billion profit for the second quarter of 2012. That sounds like good news for the Blue Oval, until you take into account that Ford posted a $2.4 billion profit for Q2 a year ago. That is a substantial 58 percent loss. Ford also ...

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    Study: Consumer Reports investigates who builds most models in U.S.
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    Thanks to its countless hours of research and testing, Consumer Reports is able to provide detailed and accurate assessments of pretty much every new car out there. Some of the data they compile results in the all-important reliability and safety ratings. On the other hand, some of the stuff ...

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    New contract between Ford and UAW voted down over weekend
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    What's good for the goose may be good for the gander, but what works for one country or automaker doesn't necessarily work for another. So while the Canadian Auto Workers union may have approved a new agreement with Ford, below the 49th parallel their compatriots apparently feel otherwise. Up ...

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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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    Spy Shots: 2010 Ford Taurus - Now with undisguised interior!
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    Click either image for a high-res gallery of 2010 Ford Taurus spy shots
    Late last week we clued you in to some spy shots of the 2010 Ford Taurus, and now that more mules are circulating frigid greater Detroit, we've got a whole set of even more revealing snaps. These KGP photos of a different ...

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    Battle of the Blue Badges: Volkswagen overtakes Ford as world's 3rd largest automaker
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    While Toyota and General Motors continue to duke it out for first place among the world's largest automakers, the lower rungs have been equally hotly contested. It came as a shock to many that Hyundai-Kia had surpassed Honda to take the Number 5 spot, but if you think the battle is being waged ...

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    Ford exec: Drive greener or else!
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    In an interview with Whatcar?, Ford's global product development boss Richard Parry-Jones said car buyers need to embrace greener cars if global warming is to be overcome. In fact, Parry-Jones goes on to say it's the role of the consumer, not car manufacturers, to save the planet from polluting ...

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    Another Ford exec retires: A.J. Wagner of FoMoCredit
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    After 33 years with FoMoCo, A.J. Wagner will retire on January, 1st 2007. Holding both a Vice President's position for the automaker and serving as the president of Ford Motor Credit Company in North America. Wagner's departure, according to the man himself, serves to make Ford, "a smaller, leaner ...

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    Analyst gives bump to Ford; says GM nearing end of its upward run
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    An analyst with Bear Stearns delivered an interesting assessment of the domestic automakers today, stating that Ford's credit rating deserves a boost on the basis of its upcoming expected turnaround performance. The stock's rating was cranked up two notches from "underperform" to "overperform", and ...

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    Ghosn says "no" to top spot at GM; is not currently talking with Ford
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    As talks approach with General Motors head Rick Wagoner, Carlos Ghosn is stating that he has no desire to head up the conglomerate if a merger of sorts takes place. Apparently, he feels that he's busy enough running both Nissan and Renault. Ghosn did show some interest in getting a board seat if a ...

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    Is Ford killing the Lincoln Town Car?
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    With Ford's Wixom assembly plant - the only source for Lincoln cars over the past half-century - slated for closure in 2007, the assumption was that the Town Car would join its Panther platform brethren at the company's St. Thomas, Ontario plant. Ford, however, has informed the Canadian ...

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    Ford opens the Dearborn Development Center
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    As part of Ford Motor Company's Way Forward plan, the automaker has transformed its Dearborn Proving Grounds facility into the new Dearborn Development Center - a $43M renovation that allows for thorough physical testing of a vehicle's performance and durability. To test a vehicle's performance, ...

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    Recent Ford bond issues to pay out record returns
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    From all appearances, Ford Motor Company feels it will need a well-baited hook in order to attract investors to its most recent issue of bonds. As such, the Blue Oval crew is offering $2.5 billion with rates as high as 10.75 percent - a record for the company. Analysts state that this is ...

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    Ford quarterly earnings expected to dip on slipping SUV sales, high gas prices
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    When Ford Motor Company reports its first quarter earnings tomorrow, the automaker is likely to report a decline thanks to a huge drop in SUV sales and diminishing market share. Analysts say that Ford's dependence on big SUVs, combined with surging gas prices have negated any effect so far of ...

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    Zephyr appealing to younger-than-average buyers for Lincoln
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    Could the Lincoln Zephyr, soon to be known as the MKZ, be bringing the average age of Lincoln drivers down a notch or two? Automotive News reports that while the average age of a Lincoln owner is 60 (and the Town Car's drivers are 70 ), the Zephyr's average buyer during the first three weeks of ...

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    Ford trades golf pants for branding iron, chaps
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    Virtually all automakers attempt to mold their image by aligning themselves with other organizations and sporting events, but we can't think of a recent move as extreme as that of Ford Motor Co. dropping its interest in the genteel sport of golf to sponsor professional ...

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