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  • Jul. 26, 2012, 2:50 PM
    Ford (F -0.6%) is recalling 484K 2001-04 Ford Escape SUVs for a problem in which the throttle can be stuck open. U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether it was a factor in the death of a teenager in Arizona earlier this year.
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  • Jul. 25, 2012, 5:03 PM
    Bond research firm Gimme Credit is out with a list of corporate bonds it expects to outperform in coming months, including Ford (F), which should remain a "substantial cash flow generator"; Lennar (LEN), with "industry leading" credit quality and growing market share; and Community Health (CYH), which "continues to deliver reliable improvement."
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  • Jul. 25, 2012, 9:29 AM
    Ford (F) expects its full-year loss in Europe to exceed $1B, and says the problems there appear to be structural rather than cyclical. Ford Europe swung to a Q2 pretax loss of $404M vs. a $176M profit Y/Y, and European revenue fell to $7.1B from $9B. H1 European sales are down 10%, and industry-wide deliveries are off 6.3%. (earlier: I, II)
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  • Jul. 25, 2012, 7:22 AM
    More on Ford (F): Net income fell 58.3% Y/Y. The company expects full-year European losses of over $1B, up from $500-600M. Shares +2.3% premarket. (PR)
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  • Jul. 25, 2012, 7:08 AM
    Ford Motor (F): Q2 EPS of $0.3 beats by $0.01. Revenue of $33.3B beats by $1.13B. Shares -1.21% premarket. (PR)
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  • Jul. 25, 2012, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday’s open: ALXN, AOL, ARMH, ATI, BA, BMY, CAT, CBE, COP, CP, CVE, DAL, DLR, DRH, ECA, ELN, F, GD, GLW, HCBK, HES, JBLU, LCC, LLY, LO, LVLT, MSI, MT, NDAQ, NLSN, NOC, NYB, OCR, PDS, PEP, PX, REGN, ROK, SO, SWI, TEL, TMO, TROW, UMC, USG, WLP, WYN
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  • Jul. 24, 2012, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday’s open: ALXN, AOL, ARMH, ATI, BA, BMY, CAT, CBE, COP, CP, CVE, DAL, DLR, DRH, ECA, ELN, F, GD, GLW, HCBK, HES, JBLU, LCC, LLY, LO, LVLT, MSI, MT, NDAQ, NLSN, NOC, NYB, OCR, PDS, PEP, PX, REGN, ROK, SO, SWI, TEL, TMO, TROW, UMC, USG, WLP, WYN
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  • Jul. 19, 2012, 1:40 PM
    Changing the corporate tax rate is something that lawmakers and big business both agree on. However, when manufacturers went before a House panel today to discuss the issue, the exercise exposed just how difficult its going to be finding a way to pay for changes. One example: 3M (MMM -0.3%) stated it could live without a deduction for manufacturers and an R&D credit if it paid a 25% rate. Ford (F +0.5%) however disagrees, noting the automaker benefits from both of those incentives.
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  • Jul. 19, 2012, 8:45 AM
    Ford (F) recalls 2013 model year Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.6-liter engine and built between April through July 11 of this year in order to replace a fuel line that could be faulty. (PR)
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  • Jul. 18, 2012, 5:11 PM
    General Motors (GM +2.4%) shares were strong after J.P. Morgan initiated coverage of GM and Ford (F) at Overweight (I, II). "Our positive outlook balances a challenging environment in Europe with the healthiest North American automotive industry in decades and significant opportunity in emerging markets," the firm said in setting price targets of $29 for GM and $13 for Ford.
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  • Jul. 18, 2012, 5:07 AM
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating 2001-2004 models of Ford's (F) Escape SUV for possible unintended acceleration following 13 crashes, one of which killed a 17-year old. The probe is not expected to affect sales of the Escape, as it involves older cars, although Ford this week recalled 8,000 of the 2013 version due to the positioning of carpet padding.
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  • Jul. 17, 2012, 6:48 AM
    Ford (F) plans to cut 15% of its workforce in Australia and reduce production by 29% after seeing its top model lose market share. The Ford Falcon dropped off the list of 20 most popular cars in the nation.
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  • Jul. 16, 2012, 11:15 AM
    Tesla Motors (TSLA -0.1%) chief designer Franz von Holzhausen tips off that the company could develop an electric-powered pickup truck in the future. It turns out that pickups are the ideal market to utilize the impressive torque of Tesla's electric motor, but skepticism abounds. Analysts see a tough road ahead for Tesla to take significant market share away from Ford (F -0.2%) in the high-end of the market given premium F-150 buyers instilled loyalty to the blue oval.
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  • Jul. 16, 2012, 6:37 AM
    Ford (F) recalls over 8K 2013 Escapes over an issue related to the positioning of carpet padding. The model has seen strong sales since its debut.
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  • Jul. 14, 2012, 11:12 AM
    Google's Eric Schmidt continues to hype the development of a self-driving car, this week taking up the case at the annual Allen & Co. media confab in Sun Valley. According to the exec, the innovation works splendidly as drivers equipped with a "Google Maps on steroids" - along with computer-linked cameras, radars, and lasers - see increased safety and fuel efficiency. Automakers quietly back the idea of manufacturing models, with Ford going on record as saying self-driving cars of some variety will be here within five years. Increasingly, the question on the tech is not why or if, but when?
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  • Jul. 13, 2012, 12:14 PM
    Ford (F +1.5%) forecasts sales in Europe fell to their lowest level since 1994 for the first half of the year. H1 sales fell 10% Y/Y in 19 Western European markets, with June sales off a steep 16%. The automaker already partially prepared investors for the news with a stark sales warning on Q2 issued about two weeks ago.
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Company Description
Ford Motor Co is engaged in automobile manufacturing business. It produces cars and trucks. Its business is divided into two segments: Automotive and Financial Services.