Tidbits from Ford's (F -1.5%) presentation at the Barclays Global Automotive Conference: 1) By...

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Tidbits from Ford's (F -1.5%) presentation at the Barclays Global Automotive Conference: 1) By moving to five global platforms the automaker expects to increase production and lower costs. 2) On margins, even at a record high 12% the company expects to see more operating leverage as volumes increase. 3) Expects the industry to see a 14.7M unit selling pace for the year. 4) Added shifts and increased line rates should filter to Ford's bottom line in Q4. 5) Market response for new Escape model is "very encouraging" as the refreshed model moves off lots at an average of $4.2K more than the previous version. (webcast)