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BLOG: Celebrating David Letterman's top 10 automotive moments

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015

David Letterman, whose final “Late Show” airs Wednesday night, is quite a car buff, keeping his collection hidden away, a CBS spokesman says. Here's a look at his top 10 automotive moments....
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2014 LISTS OF 10

Quotables from notables

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2014

A look back at notable quotes from notable people in 2014....
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2014 LISTS OF 10

Notable departures

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2014

A look at the people, locations, companies and one company name that exited the industry -- or switched sides -- for one reason or another....
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Is Ford due for ratings boost after GM upgrade?

3:19 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2014

Ford's profit topped $7 billion in 2013 just as it did back in 1999 amid surging demand for Explorer SUVs and F-150 pickups. Yet five years into its recovery, Ford's credit ratings remain one level above junk -- six notches lower than they were back in the SUV boom of 1999....
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Mulally nips talk of prez run in the bud

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2014

News flash: Alan Mulally is not running for president....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

1 great leader can turn GM around

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014

Great leaders of other large, struggling companies have demonstrated conclusively that GM is just one great leader away from regaining and surpassing its former greatness....
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Mulally joins Google board

4:16 pm U.S. ET | July 15, 2014

Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally has joined the board of directors of Google as the technology giant ramps up development of autonomous light vehicles....
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BRADFORD WERNLE

Now Mark FIelds knows how Gene Bartow felt

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014

What do Gene Bartow, David Moyes, Tim Cook and Harry Truman have in common with new Ford CEO Mark Fields?...
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Ford creates Mulally engineering scholarship

3:04 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2014

Ford is creating a $1 million scholarship program for engineering students in honor of former CEO Alan Mulally. Under the Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship program, Ford will award 10 onetime $10,000 scholarships annually to sophomore or junior engineering students at universities around the world....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

A salute to Ford’s executives, dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014

Alan Mulally did a great job for Ford Motor Co. and its dealers in his time at the helm....
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Ford's Fields starts new job with 9% raise in annual salary

10:14 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2014

Ford said its new CEO, Mark Fields, will receive a 9 percent increase in his base salary, as well as stock options and a performance-based bonus. Ford said in documents filed today with U.S. regulators that Fields' base salary will be $1.75 million this year, up from $1.6 million last year when he was COO. Fields, 53, took the CEO reins from Alan Mulally on Tuesday....
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INTERACTIVE

In the words of Alan Mulally

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014

The following are excerpts from Automotive News annual “Talk from the Top” series of interviews, between 2006 and 2012, with the man that turned around Ford, organized by topic....
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U.S. SALES PREVIEW

Fields ready to prove Lincoln worth saving with MKC

9:00 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014

As Ford makes its boldest bid yet to lure younger buyers to its laggard Lincoln line, incoming CEO Mark Fields has a chance to show he has the turnaround touch of predecessor Alan Mulally....
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MULALLY'S SCORECARD

Ford's outgoing CEO mainly brought his A-game, but technology and luxury were struggles

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2014

After an eight-year run in which he spearheaded the salvation of Ford, Alan Mulally hands the CEO job to Mark Fields on Tuesday, July 1. But, like all great leaders, Mulally did not succeed in everything he tackled....
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Mulally says he'll advise Fields, stays mum on other post-Ford plans

6:40 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2014

Outgoing Ford CEO Alan Mulally said he'll continue to advise his successor, Mark Fields, and remain in touch with the company after he steps down next month....
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Mulally gave turnaround advice to Sears' Lampert, report says

3:11 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2014

Eddie Lampert, the controlling shareholder at Sears and a major shareholder in AutoNation, met with Ford CEO Alan Mulally earlier this year to seek advice on how to turn around the ailing Sears chain, two sources told Reuters....
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EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

CEO pay, like the industry, is rising

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014

PPG Industries CEO Charles Bunch exercised stock options to top the list of the 35 highest-paid CEOs at publicly traded North America-based automotive companies. Like many CEOs, he received the bulk of his compensation from stock option and stock award gains. Not every executive on the list had success in the market....
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Ford names Mustang styling chief new Europe design boss

May 28, 2014 17:07 CET

Ford has named Joel Piaskowski, who helped create the automaker's new Mustang, to head its design team in Europe. He will succeed Martin Smith on July 1. Smith, who has led Ford's European design for 10 years, will retire at the end of the year....
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