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Warner Music turns former Ford assembly plant into Arts District music factory

April 7, 2019 |

Employees of Warner Music Group Inc. for the last several weeks have been toiling in the same red brick building where men who could have been their great-grandfathers put together shiny black automobiles.

Their new workstations line the route of an assembly line built more than a century ago to…


L.A. Times – Business

Ford Explorer Owners Fear They May Be Getting Poisoned

March 23, 2019 |

Many people buy SUVs to keep them safe. But while the Ford Explorer’s size may help insulate passengers somewhat in collisions, owners have been complaining about another issue: They say their vehicles have been making them sick. Bloomberg notes that upward of 3,000 Explorer owners have filed complaints on…
Newser

Ford sees a market for a new Ranger as pickup truck prices soar past $50,000

February 22, 2019 |

The Ford Ranger was such a successful compact pickup truck during its 1983-2011 run that some estimates say there are still more than 2 million of them on the road today. That includes the 2005 model that sits in my driveway.

But by the time the last new ones were sold, American tastes were changing….


L.A. Times – Business

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.
WSJ.com: US Business

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.
WSJ.com: US Business

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…
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