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Ford Mustang takes a ride to the top of New York

How does a car go to the top of the Empire State Building? It takes the elevator of course! And that’s just what a 2015 Ford Mustang convertible

How does a car go to the top of the Empire State Building? It takes the elevator of course! And that’s just what a 2015 Ford Mustang convertible

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European car sales still declining but at a slower pace

European car sales enjoyed their highest year-on-year gain in four years in December. Analysts said that seemed to show the economic recovery

European car sales enjoyed their highest year-on-year gain in four years in December. Analysts said that seemed to show the economic recovery

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Ford on hiring spree ahead of bumper model launch year

Ford says it plans to add more than 11,000 workers to its payrolls next year. Five thousand of the jobs will be in the United States and 3,300 of

Ford says it plans to add more than 11,000 workers to its payrolls next year. Five thousand of the jobs will be in the United States and 3,300 of

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Ford Transit production ends in UK

It’s the end of an era, as production of Ford’s workhorse – the Transit van – shifts from Britain to Turkey with the loss of hundreds of jobs. Some

It’s the end of an era, as production of Ford’s workhorse – the Transit van – shifts from Britain to Turkey with the loss of hundreds of jobs. Some

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Ford quits Australia

Ford is to shut its two Australian production plants after 90 years of making cars there. It blamed the strength of the Australian dollar, along

Ford is to shut its two Australian production plants after 90 years of making cars there. It blamed the strength of the Australian dollar, along

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Ford forced to apologise after distasteful 'ads' are posted online

An Indian advertising agency, JWP, used by car manufacturer Ford has apologised for releasing images of women bound and gagged in the boot of a Ford

An Indian advertising agency, JWP, used by car manufacturer Ford has apologised for releasing images of women bound and gagged in the boot of a Ford

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Thousands protest against Belgian Ford closure

An estimated 20,000 people took to the streets of the Belgian city of Genk, to protest against the closure of the local Ford car plant. The

An estimated 20,000 people took to the streets of the Belgian city of Genk, to protest against the closure of the local Ford car plant. The

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European Commission agrees to support ailing European car industry

Peugeot, Opel, Ford … successive closures in Europe mean the car sector is struggling. In an action plan presented today, the European Commission

Peugeot, Opel, Ford … successive closures in Europe mean the car sector is struggling. In an action plan presented today, the European Commission

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European carmakers apply the brakes

The carnage continues among carmaker with Ford saying on Thursday that would cut its production capacity in Europe by 18 percent; that is 355,000

The carnage continues among carmaker with Ford saying on Thursday that would cut its production capacity in Europe by 18 percent; that is 355,000

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10,000 job losses at Ford in Belgium

Ford is pulling out of Genk in Belgium with the loss of around 10,000 jobs. Workers greeted the news with tears and disbelief, having been previously

Ford is pulling out of Genk in Belgium with the loss of around 10,000 jobs. Workers greeted the news with tears and disbelief, having been previously

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Detroit: Bailing out the American Dream

Detroit, better known as the Motor City or simply Motown, is  a city which for decades stood as a symbol of the American dream.   Ford, General

Detroit, better known as the Motor City or simply Motown, is  a city which for decades stood as a symbol of the American dream.   Ford, General

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Europe sneezes and the US catches a cold

Losses hitting European car makers are also being felt by the industry in the US. Ford, which is America’s second biggest car company has reported a

Losses hitting European car makers are also being felt by the industry in the US. Ford, which is America’s second biggest car company has reported a

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Back in the Day: a landmark date for mass production

December 1, 1913 A moving assembly line starts rolling at the Ford Motor Company’s production site in Highland Park, Michigan, USA, marking the start

December 1, 1913 A moving assembly line starts rolling at the Ford Motor Company’s production site in Highland Park, Michigan, USA, marking the start

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Ford profit beats forecast

Ford has posted its second best third quarter figures in the company’s history of 1.19 billion euros. It was the 10th consecutive quarterly profit

Ford has posted its second best third quarter figures in the company’s history of 1.19 billion euros. It was the 10th consecutive quarterly profit

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Hybrid tie-up for Toyota and Ford

Toyota and Ford are to work together to develop hybrid rear-wheel-drive vehicles. Takeshi Uchiyamada – who led the Toyota team of engineers that

Toyota and Ford are to work together to develop hybrid rear-wheel-drive vehicles. Takeshi Uchiyamada – who led the Toyota team of engineers that

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Ford to invest in Spain expansion

Ford is to invest 800 million euros at its plant in Valencia, in eastern Spain and employ several hundred more people. The expanded facility at

Ford is to invest 800 million euros at its plant in Valencia, in eastern Spain and employ several hundred more people. The expanded facility at

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Ford 'to cut Mazda investment'

Ford and Mazda look set to drift further apart as the US car maker plans to wind down its investment in the Japanese firm. Reportedly Ford will

Ford and Mazda look set to drift further apart as the US car maker plans to wind down its investment in the Japanese firm. Reportedly Ford will

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'To dump Mercury brand'

Ford is reportedly considering a plan to eliminate its Mercury brand because of slumping sales. Sources said the carmaker has been consulting with

Ford is reportedly considering a plan to eliminate its Mercury brand because of slumping sales. Sources said the carmaker has been consulting with

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Geely's deals on Volvo wheels

The future of Volvo’s car production should still have its heart in Europe, according to the Chinese company that has just agreed to buy the buy the

The future of Volvo’s car production should still have its heart in Europe, according to the Chinese company that has just agreed to buy the buy the

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Volvo sale snag

It seems the talks between Ford and China’s Geely over the sale of Volvo are turning out to be tougher than anticipated. Geely’s chairman Li Shufu

It seems the talks between Ford and China’s Geely over the sale of Volvo are turning out to be tougher than anticipated. Geely’s chairman Li Shufu

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Ford join Toyota in hybrid cars recall

Ford has become the latest victim of concerns over the braking systems of hybrid cars. The American company is to recall some 17,600 examples of its

Ford has become the latest victim of concerns over the braking systems of hybrid cars. The American company is to recall some 17,600 examples of its

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Volvo sale to Chinese closer

Ford has confirmed it is selling Volvo to China’s Geely and said it expected the deal to be completed by the middle of next year. Swedish based

Ford has confirmed it is selling Volvo to China’s Geely and said it expected the deal to be completed by the middle of next year. Swedish based

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New Ford plant for China

Car giant Ford expects to be in the black in 2011 as it makes inroads into the lucrative Chinese market with plans to construct a new plant there

Car giant Ford expects to be in the black in 2011 as it makes inroads into the lucrative Chinese market with plans to construct a new plant there

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Scrappage scheme boosts UK car sales

Sales of cars in Britain have risen for the first time in over a year. Manufacturers and trader said they were boosted by a government scheme to

Sales of cars in Britain have risen for the first time in over a year. Manufacturers and trader said they were boosted by a government scheme to

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Ford's US sales up for first time in nearly two years

Ford says that in July it increased the number of cars it sold in the US for the first month since November 2007. Sales rose 2.3 percent on July last

Ford says that in July it increased the number of cars it sold in the US for the first month since November 2007. Sales rose 2.3 percent on July last

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Ford makes a rare profit

Ford has posted a 2.3 billion dollar quarterly net profit (1.6 billion euros) but that was not from selling cars, rather from restructuring the

Ford has posted a 2.3 billion dollar quarterly net profit (1.6 billion euros) but that was not from selling cars, rather from restructuring the