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Ford unveils 50th anniversary Mustang atop the Empire State Building

Ford unveils 50th anniversary Mustang atop the Empire State Building

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Ford unveiled the Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition, as the company celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic car, by displaying at the Empire State Building.
Ananth Baliga

U.S. auto sales froze up in January

DETROIT, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Sales of U.S. and foreign automobiles plunged along with the outside temperatures in January, most automakers reported Monday.
Ford hourly workers get profit-sharing, Honda exports

Ford hourly workers get profit-sharing, Honda exports

Hourly workers at Ford Motor Co. are sharing in the company's success with nice bonus checks as company profits soar.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Ford to upgrade and add jobs to Kentucky plant

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. said it will add 350 jobs and spend $80 million on upgrades to boost production at its Louisville, Ky., truck plant.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
By United Press International

Ford recalls 28,000 Edge crossover vehicles

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co. said it is recalling about 28,000 Edge crossover sport utility vehicles due to a fire hazard.

Biden, Duggan share a meal and discuss ways to help Detroit

DETROIT, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said he met with Mayor Mike Duggan in Detroit to discuss strategies to save the motor city.

Ford takes a chance with 2015 F-150 pickup truck

DETROIT, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. Chairman Bill Ford Jr. said the automaker was taking a risk with its aluminum body F-150 pickup truck, which it plans to launch this year.
GM announces recall of 370,000 trucks

GM announces recall of 370,000 trucks

DETROIT, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- General Motors said it would recall 370,000 2014 Silverados and GMC Sierras due to a fire risk that involves a software problem.
Fiat-Chrysler, Ford No. 1 brand for 4th year, gas prices

Fiat-Chrysler, Ford No. 1 brand for 4th year, gas prices

It took years to work out, but Italy's industrial giant, Fiat, finally reached agreement to buy the 41.5 percent of Chrysler LLC it did not own.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.
By United Press International
Auto sales slow in December of a very good year

Auto sales slow in December of a very good year

DETROIT, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Growth in U.S. auto sales slowed in December, automakers said, with General Motors reporting a drop in sales compared to the same month a year earlier.
At year's end: Economic recovery is taking shape

At year's end: Economic recovery is taking shape

The question in an economic recovery invariably flips, in time, from when will it finally occur to what will it look like.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Ford says it remains No. 1 in North America

Ford says it remains No. 1 in North America

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Sales at Ford Motor Co. projected Monday it would maintain its position as the top selling brand in North America for 2013.
U.S. auto exports at record level, could top 2 million

U.S. auto exports at record level, could top 2 million

DETROIT, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The number of U.S.-built cars and trucks exported from the United States is at record levels and could reach 2 million in 2013, automakers said.
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The Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is an American multinational corporation and the world's fourth largest automaker based on worldwide vehicle sales, following Toyota, General Motors, and Volkswagen. Based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, the automaker was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. In addition to the Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury brands, Ford also owns Volvo Cars of Sweden, and a small stake in Mazda of Japan and Aston Martin of England. Ford's former UK subsidiaries Jaguar and Land Rover were sold to Tata Motors of India in March 2008.

Ford introduced methods for large-scale manufacturing of cars and large-scale management of an industrial workforce using elaborately engineered manufacturing sequences typified by moving assembly lines. Henry Ford's methods came to be known around the world as Fordism by 1914.

In 2007, Ford fell from the second-ranked automaker to the third-ranked automaker in US sales for the first time in 56 years, behind General Motors and Toyota. Based on 2007 global sales, Ford fell to the fourth-ranked spot behind Volkswagen. By 2009, Ford had become the second largest automaker in Europe (only behind Volkswagen), with large markets in the United Kingdom and Germany and sales that exceed those in the United States. Ford is the seventh-ranked overall American-based company in the 2008 Fortune 500 list, based on global revenues in 2008 of $146.3 billion. In 2008, Ford produced 5.532 million automobiles and employed about 213,000 employees at around 90 plants and facilities worldwide. Starting in 2007, Ford received more initial quality survey awards from J. D. Power and Associates than any other automaker. Five of Ford's vehicles ranked at the top of their categories and fourteen vehicles ranked in the top three.

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