UPDATED: 5/17/18 1:47 pm ET - adds Mercedes update

Ford to restart F-150 output Friday following supplier fire

Ford will restart production of the F-150 at a Dearborn, Mich., factory on Friday, and a Kansas City plant by Monday, after more than a week of downtime resulting from a fire at a key parts supplier.

UPDATED: 5/17/18 1:47 pm ET - adds Mercedes update
UPDATED: 5/7/18 4:35 pm ET -- updates on GM, BMW

FORD: Trucks can't overcome weaker car, utility volume

U.S. sales of the Ford F-series were a bright spot in April, up 3.5 percent for the nameplate's 12th consecutive month of year-over-year gains. Ford's overall U.S. sales fell 4.5 percent behind lower fleet, car and utility demand

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