Ford (F) will tackle one of its biggest challenges this summer when it offers lump sum payout...

|About: Ford Motor Company (F)|By:, SA News Editor

Ford (F) will tackle one of its biggest challenges this summer when it offers lump sum payout offers to 98K retired workers in an effort to reduce a staggering $49B pension liability. Though it's uncertain how many ex-employees will take the deals, the move could help improve Ford's credit rating even further into investment-grade territory. Shares -0.6% premarket.