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    Ford to save $1.2M/year just by turning off its computers at night
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    When a corporation as large as Ford decides to do something as simple as shutting down its computers at night, the savings can be astronomical. In the case of Ford, powering down computers can save the company $1.2 million each year. digg_url = ...

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    Report: Geely may need to come up with $1.4B to fix damaged Volvo after purchase
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    It's going to cost up to $2 billion for Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. to take ownership of Volvo, but according to a new report out of BusinessWeek, that lofty figure is just the cost of entry. Volvo union members and the board have apparently told the Chinese automaker that it will need at ...

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    Report: Asian automakers closing in on 50% share of U.S. auto sales
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    While it may come as no surprise that Asian car companies are constantly gaining market share in the U.S. market, the actual numbers are quite amazing. Ten years ago, companies like Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai and the rest accounted for a little more than one-quarter of total light-vehicle ...

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    REPORT: Ford and Mazda clarify future relationship, still strong
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    Click either image above for a high-res gallery
    While Ford sold most of its controlling stake in Mazda last November, the two automakers will remain close partners as the companies work together to develop new automotive systems and technologies -- refuting previous reports that the two companies ...

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    REPORT: U.S consortium now in lead for Volvo purchase
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    Just about a month ago, news hit the interwebs that Chinese automaker Geely officially became Ford's preferred bidder for Volvo once concerns over intellectual property were sorted out. Today, though, we're hearing that Crown, a consortium led by former Ford director Michael Dingman, former Ford ...

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    Geely denies interest in Volvo and Saab, but you can still bet on who will buy the 'Born From Jets' brand
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    According to the Chinese auto newshounds over at Gasgoo, Geely has denied it has any interest in buying Volvo or Saab. The Swedish patients, being shopped by Ford Motor Company and General Motors, respectively, are still up for sale, however.As the story goes, Geely chairman Li Shufu has been cited ...

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    New 2010 Lincoln MKS with EcoBoost to start at $47,760*
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Lincoln MKS with EcoBoost
    We hope to have our very first driving impressions of Ford's new EcoBoost powertrain technology for you later today, but in the meantime, the Blue Oval has just announced that the first vehicle to rely on EcoBoost motivation, 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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    eBay Find of the Day: 1995 Lincoln Sentinel Concept
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    1995 Lincoln Sentinel Concept – Click above for image gallery
    Looking like a 1961 Continental reimagined thirty years on, the Lincoln Sentinel concept caused quite a stir on the show circuit back in the mid-'90s. Eventually, the not-quite-a-runner sedan somehow wound up in Hardeeville, South ...

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    Mulally on Ford: "We are competitive now."
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    If we were cynics, we could say that Ford just happened to get stuck in deep doo-doo when America's credit markets were still reasonably flexible. When Ford leveraged all of its assets, right down to its logo, the most difficult part was probably not getting the money, it was probably swallowing ...

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    Ford CEO Mulally gets 37% pay cut; Gephardt, Earley appointed to board
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    Ford's CEO Alan Mulally took hope a tidy $13.57 million compensation package for his work in 2008, While that's a handsome sum, it represents a 37 percent cut of the $21.67 million he took home in 2007 – and that's before the ex-Boeing exec takes an additional 30 percent haircut for 2009. By ...

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    Ford celebrates production of 100,000th hybrid SUV
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    Click above for a high-res image gallery of the Ford Escape Hybrid
    Today, Ford celebrates a new milestone in the life of its hybrid SUV platform as the 100,000th vehicle rolls down the assembly line at the Blue Oval's Assembly Plant in Kansas City. This production total includes all Ford Escape ...

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    Ford, UAW reach tentative retiree health care trust fund deal
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    Ford Motor Company says it has reached a tentative deal with the UAW regarding modifications to the Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (VEGA) pact, the union's retiree health care trust. While specifics are not yet being divulged, the Blue Oval says that it has agreed to make up to half ...

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    GM, Ford job cuts closing in on 50% in U.S. - Chrysler not far behind
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    In 2002, General Motors had 177,000 employees in North America. By the end of 2008, that number had shrunk to 93,000, or 49% fewer employees than it had just six years earlier. GM plans to further cut its white collar workforce by 3,400 by May of this year, and the General is looking to cut 10,000 ...

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    Ford moving to three-year redesigns to keep things fresh
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    Back when it was virtually guaranteed 20% US market share, Ford would redesign its vehicles every five or more years. The Ford Ranger, Focus, and Crown Victoria changed even slower, with mostly only new lights and grilles. When competitive pressures started to put the Blue Oval into an anaconda ...

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    Rendered Speculation: Ford Capri reborn?
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    Well look at that, the quarter panel vent from the new Focus can look good! No need to complain yet that this is but another Ford we'll never see, as it may not happen on any continent. Auto Bild has gone to press with shots of a new Mercury Capri concept that is rumored to be the work of an ...

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    New Clint Eastwood vehicle titled Gran Torino
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    While he's shown a certain flair for historical pieces, we sincerely doubt that Clint Eastwood would forego his formidable film-crafting talent to make a documentary about a mid 1970's Ford that can be had for a dollar per pound. Details are scant, but Warner Brothers has targeted December 2008 as ...

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    Suicide At Ford's Marketing Headquarters
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    Tragedy struck the Ford Motor Company on Saturday when a man jumped to his death from the 10th floor of the automaker's Regent Court Building in Dearborn. In an interview with the Detroit Free Press, company spokeswoman Sara Tatchio confirmed that an employee committed suicide and stated, "It was ...

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    Explosion at Ford plant sends workers to hospital
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    Ford Motor Company’s Research and Innovation Center in Detroit was rocked by a chemical incident early Thursday afternoon that sent a number of workers to the hospital. We’re hearing conflicting reports of exactly what went down and how many workers were injured, but that number appears ...

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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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