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  1. Detroit News: Volvo CEO forecasts record 2007 sales

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    Volvo CEO forecasts record 2007 sales Volvo Car Corp., Ford Motor Co.'s Swedish luxury unit, forecast 2007 sales will rise to a record after five-month deliveries gained 8 percent on the new S80 sedan and C30 compact car, Bloomberg News reported today. Volvo's sales this year will exceed the...
  2. Detroit News. Elena got promoted.

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    Elena Ford moves to Ford Credit unit Ford heiress Elena Ford has been appointed executive vice president in charge of global brand and marketing at Ford Credit, effective Aug. 1. The great-great granddaughter of Henry Ford and the granddaughter of Henry Ford II, she had been serving as Ford...
  3. WSJ: Detroit Confronts Surplus of Showrooms

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    Detroit Confronts Surplus of Showrooms Legacy of Dominance Led to 'Overdealering'; Less Is More for Toyota By NEAL E. BOUDETTE June 18, 2007; Page A10 ON THE LOTS The Problem: After losing market share over the years, U.S. auto makers have more dealers than they need. The Effect: The...
  4. Detroit News: Will stars align for new Taurus?

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    Will stars align for new Taurus? Ford's reinvented flagship car faces hurdles to win back buyers Scott Burgess / The Detroit News DEARBORN -- It was code-named Project Ice and had the trappings of a spy novel -- secrecy, high stakes and urgency. Ford Motor Co.'s plan to revive the legendary...
  5. Detroit News: Whacked out Ford cameo

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    Ford says the Expedition was cast without a placement deal. Whacked out Ford cameo Firm's Hollywood boss gives thumbs up to SUV's grisly role in series finale Bryce G. Hoffman | / The Detroit News It may not have been another "Bullitt," but the Ford Expedition has again made the Blue Oval part...
  6. Reuters: Clinton offers Detroit automakers health care aid

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    VIA Clinton offers Detroit automakers health care aid Sat Jun 9, 2007 4:43pm ET By Kevin Krolicki DETROIT, June 9 (Reuters) - U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday offered a double-barreled campaign message for the struggling U.S. auto industry: accept tougher fuel economy standards...
  7. Ford's Future Rear Wheel Drive Cars Spied In Detroit!

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    Well, the covers have finally come off of Ford's future plans for its Rear-Wheel Drive architecture. As speculation has stated, the future of RWD for the Blue Oval will come from the Land Down Under! Here is the entire story courtesy of my friends at Leftlane News.com: Well, this could very...
  8. Autoextremist: Detroit fights back.

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    AUTOEXTREMIST Its back to the wall, Detroit fights back. Detroit. - The new advertising from GM marketing for the Saturn Aura - the "Rethink American" campaign, which made its debut last week - is the first work by Deutsch L.A. for Saturn (after Goodby Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco...
  9. Detroit News/Washington Post: Mercury's mysterious appeal to women can't be denied

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    Weekend Drive Mercury's mysterious appeal to women can't be denied Warren Brown / The Washington Post DAYTONA BEACH, Fla -- With smoke from nearby forest and brush fires clouding the International Speedway here, I retreated to my hotel room to breathe filtered air and write this confession...
  10. Detroit News: Workers at Ford's Wixom plant punching out for the last time

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    Workers at Ford's Wixom plant punching out for the last time Oakland County town prepares to go on without the employer that gave it life a half-century ago Louis Aguilar / The Detroit News WIXOM -- This town wouldn't exist without Ford Motor Co. -- but now it's going to have to try. Born in...
  11. Detroit News: Ford family unity tested

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    Ford family unity tested Heirs reject hiring Wall Street adviser at tense meeting over what to do about ailing automaker's future. Bill Vlasic and Bryce G. Hoffman / The Detroit News DEARBORN -- With the Ford Motor Co. mired in a dangerous decline, Ford family members gathered April 21 for a...
  12. FORTUNE: Detroit's darkest hour

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    Detroit's darkest hour The collapse of pickup truck sales undermines the industry's chances of survival, says Fortune's Alex Taylor. NEW YORK (Fortune) -- You don't see any on the streets of Manhattan, but almost everywhere else, the homely pickup truck is America's common carrier. GM, Ford and...
  13. Detroit Free Press: Ford Edge crossover gaining on its rivals

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    Ford Edge crossover gaining on its rivals Vehicle third in sales after just four months April 9, 2007 BY SARAH A. WEBSTER FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER Ask any car salespeople and they will tell you: Teachers are some of their toughest customers. They tend to study the price of vehicles as...
  14. Detroit News: Stretched thin, Ford shifts focus

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    Stretched thin, Ford shifts focus With a third fewer workers, carmaker rethinks way it works, tries to lift morale. Bryce G. Hoffman / The Detroit News DEARBORN -- Two weeks after Ford Motor Co.'s information technology division lost a third of its staff, senior managers did something...
  15. Detroit News Magazine lauds Asian cars

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    Magazine lauds Asian cars Toyota was the most reliable brand, with Honda second. Ford fared the best among U.S. cars. Scott Burgess / The Detroit News EAST HADDAM, Conn. -- Japanese automakers again dominated Consumer Reports' ratings of the best vehicles, claiming every spot on the closely...
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