Ford urges new health care solutions

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The head of the Ford Motor Co. has urged new solutions to rising healthcare costs and other problems threatening the U.S. economy.

Ford kicks off the hybrid SUV market

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- The 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid sport utility vehicle could please both environmentalists and SUV lovers with its high fuel efficiency and low emissions.
ELIZABETH SUH, United Press International

Ford gives hybrids to park service

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. has donated 12 hybrid sport utility vehicles to the U.S. National Park Foundation.

Bill Ford to give U.S. 12 hybrid SUVs

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- The United States is adding 12 gas-electric hybrid SUV's to its fleet, courtesy of the Ford Motor Co.

Ford says high gas prices will stay

DEARBORN, Mich., June 4 (UPI) -- Ford says it will have new fuel-efficient vehicles ready if high gasoline prices drive consumers to end their love affair with big SUVs and pickups.

Ford promises more hybrid cars

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 14 (UPI) -- Ford Chairman and CEO Bill Ford proclaimed the company's turnaround on track and pledged to build more fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly vehicles.

Ford shuffles executive suite

DEARBORN, Mich., April 22 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. Thursday named Jim Padilla chief operating officer and chairman of automotive operations in a major executive shakeup.

Ford CEO earned $14.7 million

DEARBORN, Mich., April 9 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. Chairman and CEO Bill Ford did not accept a salary for the second straight year in 2003, but earned some $14.7 million in stock options.

The hybrids are coming

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- For those ready to revolt against rising gas prices but haven't yet found a hybrid they like, the latest issue of Consumer Reports previews several upcoming hyb
DAR HADDIX, UPI Business Correspondent

Ford wants hybrid vehicle subsidies

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. President and CEO Bill Ford says Congress should increase tax breaks for people who buy fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles.

Ford Escape hybrid goes 576 miles non-stop

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- Engineers drove a gas-electric hybrid version of the popular Ford Escape SUV 576 miles non-stop around New York on a single tank of fuel, Ford said Wednesday.

Ford CEO Bill Ford in line for big bonus

DEARBORN, Mich., March 18 (UPI) -- Bill Ford Jr., great grandson of the Ford Motor Co. founder, refused a salary when he took over as CEO, but is in line for a $1.5 million bonus.

Ford resumes whilte-collar bonuses

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The No. 2 U.S. carmaker plans to hand out annual bonuses to 33,600 white-collar employees next month for the first time since 2001.

Ford to add hundreds of jobs

CHICAGO, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Company is adding 400 to 600 jobs at its Chicago assembly plant and new supplier center, Chairman and CEO William Clay Ford said.

Ford Germany reports losses

COLOGNE, Germany, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Even as its U.S. mother company has become profitable, Ford Germany remains in the red.

Ford profit-sharing checks bigger

DETROIT, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. Thursday said it lost $793 million in the fourth quarter but hourly workers will take home 2003 profit-sharing checks averaging $195.

Ford chairman rebuilding dealer trust

DETROIT, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. Chairman and CEO William Clay Ford has apologized to the automaker's 4,500 independent dealers nationwide for trying to impose a business policy

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Mariucci meets with Detroit officials

DETROIT, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Detroit Lions President and CEO Matt Millen has confirmed that Steve Mariucci visited with the team Thursday and interviewed for the head coaching position.

Ford CEO's stock deal draws scrutiny

DETROIT, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The board of directors of Ford Motor Co. is expected to review a complaint about Chairman William Clay Ford Jr.'s 1999 purchase of 400,000 shares of Goldman Sac

Ford CEO's stock deal draws scrutiny

DETROIT, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Ford's board of directors is expected to review a complaint about Chairman William Clay Ford Jr.'s 1999 purchase of 400,000 shares of Goldman Sachs Group. Criti

Ford's environmental image tarnished

DETROIT, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Ford Chairman and CEO Bill Ford is known as an ardent environmentalist but even he admits conservation and clean air must take a back seat to profitability as t

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Ford asks top execs to pledge loyalty

DETROIT, July 16 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. could post a profit after a year of losses when it reports second-quarter earnings on Wednesday.
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