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No love for Ford on Wall Street

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Wall Street isn't sold on Ford executives' upbeat prognoses. As profits grow, its stock price keeps sinking. Last week Ford shares fell to their lowest closing price in more than three years. They've dropped 19 percent since January 2015....
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Ford to close operations in Japan, Indonesia this year

Jan. 25, 2016 10:18 CET

Ford will close all operations in Japan and Indonesia this year as it sees "no reasonable path to profitability" there, according to an internal document reviewed by Reuters on Monday. Ford will exit all areas of business, including shuttering dealerships and stopping sales and imports of Ford and Lincoln vehicles....
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Ford share gains hinge on Fusion and Escape

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Updated versions of Ford's highest-volume car and crossover will be key to the growing market share this year, but both face big challenges that could hinder sales....
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Takata will meet carmakers to gauge possible financial aid, source says

Jan. 25, 2016 09:53 CET

Takata plans to meet with key customers this week to gauge how receptive they are to extending financial aid to help the supplier cope with the costs of its massive airbag recall, a person familiar with the matter said. Honda and Nissan said they received invitations to meet with Takata....
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Takata recall to be expanded to 5 million more vehicles; Ford airbag fatality reported

1:43 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2016

U.S. regulators announced a new recall of about 5 million vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbags, covering some automakers not previously affected by one of the biggest auto safety recalls in U.S. history....
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Ford to boost F-150 fuel economy with stop-start technology

1:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2016

Ford is planning to put automatic stop-start technology on hundreds of thousands of F-150 pickups, including the high-performance Raptor version, to help drivers get better fuel economy....
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Ford lets employees share discounts outside family

12:22 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2016

Through the end of February, Ford is letting employees and retirees share their discount on a new car or truck with anyone who has a competitive vehicle, according to a memo distributed to dealers....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The danger of being a pioneer

11:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2016

Some companies making the most noise about efforts to transform the car have a poor record of consistently delivering world-class vehicles when they become distracted from the core mission....
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Fields and friends

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Ford Motor Co. CEO Mark Fields led the lineup of industry leaders who spoke at the Automotive News World Congress....
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A Rogue mission: Foil the Escape

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

This year, Nissan North America chief Jose Munoz says, the Rogue has a good chance to climb one more rung on the compact crossover ladder by overtaking the Ford Escape....
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Ford skips flash, and media attention

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Without another supercar such as last year's GT or an aluminum pickup truck up its sleeve, Ford spent much of the Detroit auto show talking about mobility - a topic it sees as critical to its future but one that doesn't easily capture the attention of auto show media....
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Fleet does more than its share for '15 sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Fleet volume rose modestly in December but contributed proportionately more than its share to the record U.S. auto sales in 2015....
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2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ford won't blindly chase market share

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Ford Motor Co. has lost more than 1 point of market share since 2013, but CEO Mark Fields says he isn't concerned by that, nor does the automaker plan to offer bigger discounts to reverse the trend....
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Continental captures the concept's pizazz

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

The production version of the Lincoln Continental is strikingly close to the concept that drew big crowds at auto shows in New York and China last year. Lincoln hasn't backed off from the styling that some criticized as too Bentley-esque, nor has it significantly watered down its new flagship sedan....
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Ford launches output of German-built Focus RS; hot hatch will be available by spring

10:52 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2016

The Focus RS, the high-performance European version of Ford's popular hatchback, began production today in Germany, Ford said....
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Ford, Leno to auction custom Harley-Davidson F-150

12:49 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2016

Ford and comedian Jay Leno said they will be auctioning off a one-of-a-kind Harley-Davidson Ford F-150 later this month and donating the proceeds to National Multiple Sclerosis Society....
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PHILIP NUSSEL

BLOG: The enigmatic life and death of Julie Nguyen Brown

11:29 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2016

It didn't surprise me that the death of longtime supplier executive and entrepreneur Julie Nguyen Brown took place without a public obituary or announcement. That's exactly the way she would have wanted it....
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WES RAYNAL

BLOG: Seeing double in Detroit

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

The 2016 edition of the Detroit auto show is packed with the usual introductions, concepts and good gossip. This year, more than in previous years, though, we can't help but notice some of the cars and trucks are all starting to run together....
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Ford plans new plant in Mexico's San Luis Potosi, report says

1:42 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

Ford is planning to announce a new auto plant in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi during the first quarter, two government officials familiar with company plans told Reuters today....
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GM and Ford will be tested by slowing global auto demand

5:41 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

A looming slowdown in global auto demand will test General Motors and Ford as they try to funnel more cash to shareholders while still investing adequately in new vehicles and technology....
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2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ford will ultimately get its due from Wall Street, Fields says

10:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Ford CEO Mark Fields said delivering strong results is the best way for the automaker to counter the skeptics on Wall Street who sent its shares sliding 5.1 percent Wednesday....
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The stampede to put new tech in lower-priced models

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Rapidly evolving technology is upending the traditional pecking order in the luxury car market, which until now has operated on the principle that bigger is better. Mercedes-Benz and a host of others are quietly changing the rules....
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The 5 most important models in Detroit

11:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Though the number of concept and future production vehicles making world debuts at the Detroit auto show are far fewer this year than in years past, there are some stars. In no particular order, here are the five most important vehicles at the show and how they grade....
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Ford expects 2015 pretax profit to set record, says '16 may be even better

6:58 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Ford said it earned a record pretax profit of at least $10.5 billion in 2015 and that it would match or beat that result in 2016. It also said it would return $1 billion to shareholders in the form of a special 25-cent-per-share dividend, but the news failed to halt a three-month decline in the automaker's stock price....
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GM takes customer loyalty crown from Ford

8:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

General Motors finished the 2015 model year with the most loyal customers, unseating Ford Motor Co., which had won the distinction for five consecutive years....
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