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Ford to Slash Jobs, Shut Plants in Major European Revamp

January 12, 2019 |

Ford is launching an overhaul of its European business that is expected to include thousands of job cuts, plant closures and the scrapping of low-profit models amid a storm of bad news for global car makers.
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Ford recalls 874,000 Ford F-Series pickups; engine block heaters may catch fire

December 23, 2018 |

Ford is recalling more than 874,000 F-Series pickup trucks with engine block heaters in the U.S. and Canada because they can catch fire.

The recall covers certain F-150s from the 2015 through 2019 model years, as well as the 2017 through 2019 F-250, 350, 450 and 550.

The company said in documents…


L.A. Times – Business

Ford Profit Sinks on Weak Overseas Sales

October 25, 2018 |

Ford Motor’s third-quarter net income fell 37% amid sharply lower results in China and Europe, trouble spots that are complicating Chief Executive Jim Hackett’s turnaround plans.
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Collins: Christine Ford Believes It, But I Don’t

October 7, 2018 |

Christine Blasey Ford has a decent memory for sexual assault but a bad memory for faces, at least according to Sen. Susan Collins. “I found Dr. Ford’s testimony to be heart-wrenching, painful, compelling, and I believe that she believes what she testified to,” says Collins on CNN’s State of the…
Newser

Ford to Cut Jobs as It Reorganizes Salaried Workforce

October 6, 2018 |

Ford Motor has informed its global salaried workforce of a planned reorganization that will cut jobs, part of Chief Executive Jim Hackett’s broader plan to squeeze costs and improve efficiencies at the struggling auto maker.
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3 Key Senators Have Problem With Trump’s Ford Imitation

October 3, 2018 |

Three senators on Wednesday publicly criticized President Trump’s imitation of Christine Blasey Ford on Tuesday night, and they’re senators who matter. GOP Sens. Jeff Flake, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski, all “critical Republican swing votes,” as CNN puts it, shared their reaction to Trump’s account of Ford responding “I don’t…
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TMZ

Donald Trump Mocks Christine Blasey Ford at Rally in Mississippi

October 3, 2018 |

Donald Trump was bitching about due process Tuesday, but just hours later made a mockery of his FBI investigation by essentially calling Dr. Christine Blasey Ford a fraud. POTUS mocked Dr. Ford at a rally in Mississippi Tuesday…

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Inspired by Ford, Woman Accuses Lawmaker of Rape

September 29, 2018 |

A woman has accused a Washington state lawmaker of raping her 11 years ago, saying she was inspired to speak out as she watched the televised allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the AP reports. The lawmaker denied the claim. In a tweet Thursday afternoon, Candace Faber said Republican…
Newser

Blasey Ford Doesn’t Like One Aspect of New Inquiry

September 29, 2018 |

President Trump said he would go along with whatever Senate leaders wanted to do in regard to Brett Kavanaugh, and the president followed through Friday by ordering the FBI to launch a new investigation before a full Senate vote. “Just started, tonight, our 7th FBI investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh,…
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