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U.S. auto exports on the rise

U.S. auto exports on the rise

DETROIT, Ill., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Company's s decision to go global with its iconic Mustang sports car is symbolic of a surge in the export aspect of U.S. auto making, data shows.

Ford chairman confident in executive team

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Mark Fields has been named chief of operations at Ford Motor Co., apparently putting him in line to succeed Alan Mulally as chief executive officer.
Does auto parts trade war loom?

Does auto parts trade war loom?

CHICAGO, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- China's success in selling cars and auto parts in foreign markets such as South America prompted the U.S. government to file an anti-subsidy complaint with the World Trade Organization.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
GM says losses on Volt 'grossly wrong’

GM says losses on Volt 'grossly wrong’

It's not often a passenger car is turned into a political football – but that is what has happened to GM's gas-electric, plug-in hybrid, the Chevrolet Volt.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Automakers rewarded as buyers opt for gas-sippers

Automakers rewarded as buyers opt for gas-sippers

High gasoline prices may be helping the auto industry to its best year in recent memory with sales on pace to top 15 million vehicles on an annual basis.
AL SWANSON, United Press International
Penske Racing switches from Dodge to Ford

Penske Racing switches from Dodge to Ford

CHARLOTTE, N.C., N.C., March 1 (UPI) -- Penske Racing owner Roger Penske Thursday announced his team is returning to Ford for the 2013 NASCAR season.
Hybrids are here: Customers, not so much

Hybrids are here: Customers, not so much

DETROIT, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Alternative fuel systems for cars are on display at the Detroit auto show, but analysts said the segment lacks one vital ingredient -- customers.

Ford workers OK contract

DETROIT, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Union workers at Ford Motor Co. have given a thumbs-up to a four-year labor agreement, the United Auto Workers said Wednesday.

Ford: Don't expect any raises

DEARBORN, Mich., July 24 (UPI) -- Michigan-based Ford Motor Co., preparing to start negotiations with the United Auto Workers union, says workers shouldn't expect pay raises.

Ford plans two-year expansion

DETROIT, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker Ford said Monday it would add 7,000 jobs by the end of 2012, including about 5,000 this year.

Former NFL player charged with assault

PHOENIX, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A former NFL player has been arrested outside an Arizona child-care center for allegedly beating the mother of his 6-year-old daughter, authorities said.
Confidence and benefits back at Ford

Confidence and benefits back at Ford

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co. said it was confident enough in its prospects to restore merit raises and benefits to salaried workers taken away a year ago.
Ford exec: Profit shows turnaround

Ford exec: Profit shows turnaround

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co.'s third-quarter profit is evidence the U.S. automaker is successfully turning its fortunes around, a top executive says.
Ford to boost production this year

Ford to boost production this year

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. said it would ramp up production by 150,000 U.S. cars this year as sales have surged due to the U.S. "Cash for Clunkers" program.

Hyundai wins Car of the Year

DETROIT, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- South Korean automaker Hyundai has been awarded the North American Car of the Year for its Genesis luxury sedan.

Ford to cut 15 percent of salaried workers

DEARBORN, Mich., June 5 (UPI) -- Dearborn, Mich., automaker Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that workforce reductions would include 15 percent of its salaried North American employees.

Ford pays top executives top dollar

DEARBORN, Mich., April 4 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. paid Chief Executive Alan Mulally $21.7 million in 2007, a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed Friday.

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Mullet-wearing Ford exec plans to keep it

DETROIT, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Ford executive Mark Fields says he has no plans to change one of his most recognizable attributes -- his mullet hairstyle. Although Fields, executive vice president and president of Ford's Americas division, says he does not believe his hairstyle counts a

Ford revives Taurus, Sable for 2008

CHICAGO, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. confirmed at the Chicago Auto Show Wednesday it will revive the Taurus name, putting it on the 2008 version of the Five Hundred. In addition, an upgraded version of the Freestyle crossover sport utility station wagon will be renamed the Tau

Ford Motor exec gives up corporate jet

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co.'s North American head said Thursday he would give up his free use of a company plane to fly home to south Florida from Detroit on weekends.

Ford Motor critic: End the family control

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Word of another huge loss at the No. 2 U.S. automaker has renewed calls for shareholders to cut the founding family's control.

Ford to cut 25 percent of its capacity

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. plans to close at least 10 factories across North America and eliminate 25,000 hourly jobs.

Ford VP rallies for bold moves

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The new head of Ford Motor Co.'s struggling American unit said Detroit's automakers must "change or die," The Detroit News reported Thursday.

Ford Motor solicits employee ideas

DETROIT, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- With sales lagging, Ford Motor Co. has turned to employees for advice, actively seeking ideas to turn North American operations around.
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