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William Clay Ford: A low profile but some big moments

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
William Clay Ford Sr., who died last week at 88, kept a low profile at Ford Motor Co. during most of his life. But the grandson of founder Henry Ford was a central figure in three milestone moments in Ford's post-World War II history.... Read More »

 

William Clay Ford's luxury-car legacy

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2014
The Mark II, created 60 years ago under the direction of William Clay Ford, who died March 9 at age 88, still influences Ford, which is struggling once again to revive Lincoln.... Read More »

 

Auto design scholarship to honor legacy of William Clay Ford Sr.

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2014
The Ford Motor Company Fund, the automaker's philanthropic arm, has set up a $1 million scholarship for automotive design students to honor the legacy of William Clay Ford Sr., who died Sunday at age 88.... Read More »

 

William Clay Ford Sr. remembered for 57-year legacy at Ford Motor

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
William Clay Ford Sr., who took driving lessons at age 10 from his grandfather Henry Ford and once flew with legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh, is being remembered for helping steer Ford Motor Co. for more than 57 years. He died Sunday at age 88.... Read More »

 

Reactions to the death of William Clay Ford Sr.

10:55 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Here is a compilation of reactions to the death of William Clay Ford Sr.:... Read More »

 

Ford's Detroit Lions didn't match automaker's turnaround

2:20 pm U.S. ET | March 9, 2014
William Clay Ford Sr. bought the Detroit Lions in 1963 for $4.5 million, but was never able to realize the same successful on-field rebirth with the team that the Ford family's automotive company managed in recent years.... Read More »

 

William Clay Ford Sr., last surviving grandson of Henry Ford, dies at 88

March 9, 2014 19:13 CET
William Clay Ford Sr., a former Ford Motor vice chairman and the last surviving grandson of founder Henry Ford, died of pneumonia Sunday at age 88.... Read More »

 

FORD'S OTHER TRUCK GAMBLE

Transit family will replace long-popular E-series vans

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
The Transit van family represents a change for Ford almost as significant as the shift from steel to aluminum in the F-150.... Read More »

 

Ford's next dividend hike could see family reap $34 million

1:17 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Ford, poised to boost its quarterly dividend for the second time in two years, may push it to 12 cents a share for an annual payout of at least $34 million to the automaker's family members.... Read More »

 

Ford rolls out dealer training to its 7,500 global dealers

7:27 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2013
Ford is taking its dealership training program worldwide. It is part of the automakers’ ongoing effort to improve customer service and increase buyer loyalty.... Read More »

 

Eiji Toyoda's Rouge trip changed auto history

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
Those three months that Eiji Toyoda spent at the Ford Rouge complex in Dearborn, Mich. may have been the most valuable plant tour of all time.... Read More »

 

Ford's Mulally says he'll remain CEO through 2014

8:58 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2013
Ford CEO Alan Mulally reiterated that he intends to lead the automaker through next year, following reports that Microsoft may seek to recruit him. "I plan to continue to serve as Ford's president and CEO until at least the end of 2014," to remain "absolutely laser focused" on earnings growth, Mulally wrote in an e-mail to Bloomberg News..... Read More »

 

Philip Caldwell, Ford CEO after Henry Ford II, dies at 93

1:03 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2013
Philip Caldwell, Ford Motor's first CEO who wasn't a member of the founder's family, and who gambled the automaker's future on the Taurus sedan in the 1980s, has died. He was 93.... Read More »

 

Bill Ford nearly doubles stake in Ford's supervoting shares

10:24 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2013
Bill Ford Jr., executive chairman of Ford Motor, nearly doubled his holdings in a special class of supervoting shares that gives the Ford family more sway over the automaker's direction.... Read More »

 

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