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  • Ford to move Focus production to China, sees no US job loss

    06/21/2017 6:20:14 AM PDT · by central_va · 44 replies
    abc ^ | 6/20/17 | dee-ann durbin
    Ford Motor Co. will export vehicles from China to the U.S. for the first time starting in 2019. Ford said Tuesday it plans to move production of its Ford Focus small car from the U.S. to China, where it already makes the Focus for Chinese buyers. Ford will continue to make the Focus in Europe, and will also export some variants of the Focus from Europe to the U.S.
  • Why Do They Hate Her? Hillary Clinton is the most maligned presidential loser in history.

    06/04/2017 12:56:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | June 3, 2017 | Joshua Zeitz, contributing editor
    On January 20, 1961, Richard Nixon retired from public life. After losing a painfully close race for the White House, the former vice president relocated his family to California—his home state and scene of so many early political triumphs, where he and his wife, Pat, now planned to build a handsome, four-bedroom ranch house in an exclusive subdivision in Bel Air. For the first time in his life, Nixon was earning real money—roughly $3 million annually in today’s dollars—as a lawyer, syndicated columnist and book author. So it gnawed at his ego when the Los Angeles Times ran a sensational...
  • Ford CEO Mark Fields has been Fired.

    05/22/2017 2:52:48 AM PDT · by taildragger · 79 replies
    5/22/2017 | taildragger
    Freepers many sources of which I will link too, it broke here on local Radio and TV. Some are FR not approved so will be links only.
  • Ford Motor Co. Announces Investment in 3 Michigan Plants

    03/28/2017 4:44:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 03/27/17 | Ian Thibodeau and Melissa BurdenWARNER TODD HUSTON
    Ford Motor Co. is set to announce new investments in three plants in Michigan, reports reveal. The carmaker will reportedly invest a “significant amount” in assembly plants in Wayne, Flat Rock, and its Romeo Engine Plant, according to The Detroit News. The latest news of the carmaker’s U.S. expansion comes only two months after the company announced it was investing up to $700 million in its Michigan facilities. In February, Ford CEO Mark Fields said his company’s decision to create jobs in America rather than in Mexico is a “vote of confidence” in Trump’s incoming administration and the pro-business environment...
  • New Ford Ranger prototype hits the road

    02/18/2017 7:31:18 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2017 | Gary Gastelu
    The Ford Ranger has returned. Just a few weeks after the automaker confirmed it’s bringing back the small pickup model in 2019, a prototype has been spotted undergoing testing on public roads in Michigan. The body of the camouflaged truck appears to be identical to the one on the Ranger that Ford currently builds and sells in other countries, which Ford is basing the new Michigan-made Ranger on.
  • Mexico First: Ford Breaks Promise, Sticks With Plans To Build Factories In Mexico

    02/17/2017 4:32:26 PM PST · by davikkm · 101 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Ryan Saavedra
    It appears as though Ford is no longer on the Trump bandwagon as the American automaker is backing off of it’s pledge to cancel the it’s plans for building a plant in Mexico.
  • FORD not scrapping plans to build Mexico factories: company exec

    02/17/2017 7:00:18 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 24 replies
    Yahpooo ^ | 2-16-2017 | AFP
    Mexico City (AFP) - Ford is sticking with its plan to build two new factories in Mexico, despite an announcement last month that it had scrapped plans for a plant in the central state of San Luis Potosi. The US carmaker said a planned factory in the central state of Guanajuato will build engines and transmissions, while another in the northern city of Chihuahua will make car parts for use by Ford factories in the United States, South America and Asia.
  • U.S. Arms Helped Indonesia Attack East Timor (History involving Ford and Kissinger-revisited)

    02/14/2017 3:50:42 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/25/2006 | Colum Lynch
    UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 24 -- U.S. political and military support for Indonesia was vital to its ability to invade East Timor in December 1975 and to sustain a brutal 24-year occupation that cost the lives of at least 100,000 people, parts of a Timorese inquiry made public Tuesday show. East Timor's Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation contended that the Ford administration "turned a blind eye" to the Indonesian invasion even though it knew that U.S.-supplied arms would be used to carry it out. The report called on the United States, France, Britain and other military backers of Indonesia to...
  • Just Listed: Extremely Rare 1980 Ford McLaren Mustang M-81

    02/08/2017 7:32:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/7 | Conner Golden
    Let's get this out of the way, right up front this period correct, widebody, musclebound Mustang takes just a tick under ten seconds to reach 60 mph. Don't worry, we have the feeling once you read up on this uber-rare Mustang, you'll still want it as badly as we do. If you've got some cash lying about, you can even buy it for yourself, courtesy of our friends at Bring a Trailer. On behest of Ford, McLaren Engines from Michigan developed the swollen 1980 Ford McLaren Mustang M-81 with full-blown production plans set for a 249 unit run. In some...
  • Ford CEO and Chairman say the automaker does not support Trump’s immigration order

    01/30/2017 11:27:31 AM PST · by conservative98 · 109 replies
    Tech Chrunch ^ | January 30, 2017 | Darrell Etherington
    Ford CEO Mark Fields and Executive Chairman Bill Ford have released a statement on Donald Trump’s immigration order, making them the first major U.S. automaker to offer an official comment or position. The statement reads as follows, and was shared internally with Ford employees as well as made available to the press: Respect for all people is a core value of Ford Motor Company, and we are proud of the rich diversity of our company here at home and around the world. That is why we do not support this policy or any other that goes against our values as...
  • Edison Illuminating Company Station A

    01/27/2017 12:48:31 PM PST · by V K Lee · 9 replies
    https://wn.com/ ^ | August 25, 2010 | Staff
    This is where Henry Ford worked while he was building the Model T. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZi2og1YQJA In this segment from 'The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation" you'll learn about the Edison Illuminating Company. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjOtZeikN2s
  • Ex-Mexican President Vicente Fox mocks Trump: He's a 'child'

    01/27/2017 5:53:00 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | 0729 CST 27 JAN 17 | Matthew J. Belvedere | @Matt_Belvedere
    Vicente Fox Trump acting like 'a child, a CEO': Vicente Fox 1 Hour Ago | 01:35 Former Mexican President Vicente Fox blasted President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a "child" and mockingly referring to him as a corporate "CEO" rather than president of the world's most powerful country. In an interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box," the outspoken Fox said Mexico won't pay for the wall Trump wants to build along the border, "not now, not ever." Fox also said he doesn't believe Trump is an American "in his soul and his beliefs." He added he does not understand the...
  • Ford CEO Mark Fields ‘Excited’ for Donald Trump ‘Renaissance in American Manufacturing’

    01/24/2017 12:11:53 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 24, 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    “I think as an industry, we’re excited about working together with the president and his administration on tax policies, on regulation, and on trade to really create a renaissance in American manufacturing,” Fields told reporters after the meeting, according to the Detroit News. Fields also praised Trump’s decision to kill former President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, pointing out that it failed to address currency manipulation.
  • Ford confirms return of Ranger pickup and Bronco SUV

    01/09/2017 6:57:55 AM PST · by mandaladon · 130 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 Jan 2017 | Gary Gastelu
    DETROIT – The Bronco is back! And so is the Ranger. Ford announced on Monday at the Detroit Auto Show that it will launch a new Ranger small pickup in 2019, followed by a Bronco SUV based on it in 2020. The news comes several months after the plans were unofficially revealed through comments made by UAW workers who will be building the trucks at Ford’s Michigan assembly plant -- home to the original Bronco from 1966-1986. That's not all: Ford F-150 Diesel coming in 2018 The factory was at the center of controversy recently when President-elect Donald Trump criticized...
  • Mexican Ford plant workers blame Trump for dashed dreams

    01/07/2017 4:01:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 6, 2017 | Christopher Sherman
    VILLA DE REYES, Mexico (AP) -- Word spread quickly through cellphone messages and shouts between co-workers that Ford Motor Co. had canceled its new $1.6 billion car plant at its sprawling 700-acre high desert site in north-central Mexico. "When I saw it on the phone, (I thought), 'Well, no, it can't be,'" said Higinio Salazar, a security guard who spent the past five months logging traffic into and out of the site and hoped to have steady work for months to come. "It was on orders of Mr. Trump," he said bitterly....
  • Scuttled Ford plant has Mexico fearing more under Trump

    01/04/2017 1:21:47 PM PST · by springwater13 · 104 replies
    "Mexico loses thousands of jobs with no word on a clear strategy for confronting the next U.S. government which has presented itself as protectionist and, especially, anti-Mexican," the paper wrote. "Trump will try to recover as many U.S. companies that have set up in Mexico as possible. He will try to make them return at whatever cost, through threats or using public resources." "Ford's decision is indicative of what awaits the economies of both countries," the daily La Jornada said. "For ours a severe decrease in investment from our neighboring country, and for the U.S. a notable increase in their...
  • SCUTTLED FORD PLANT HAS MEXICO FEARING MORE UNDER TRUMP

    01/04/2017 12:31:22 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    AP ^ | 01/04/17 | PETER ORSI
    Ford Motor Company's cancellation of plans to build a $1.6 billion auto manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosi has sounded alarms throughout Mexico. Even as the country is being rocked by rowdy nationwide protests against a Jan. 1 gasoline price hike, the Ford news led the front pages of Mexico's most influential newspapers on Wednesday, and they tied the development directly to President-elect Donald Trump. "Trump leaves Mexico without 3,600 jobs," read the headline on El Universal. "Ford's braking jolts the peso," said Reforma, referring to the Mexican currency's nearly 1 percent slump following the news. "The jobs created in...
  • Is Ford's Move A Cave-In To Trump Protectionist Talk, Or A Savvy Bet On Future?

    01/04/2017 3:53:27 AM PST · by expat_panama · 31 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 1/03/2017 | Editorial
    Trade: Ford's decision to build a factory in the U.S. instead of Mexico, saving 700 jobs, is a good thing. But is it because Ford fears what Donald Trump might do to it, or because it thinks the corporate environment will be so much better under Trump than under Obama? And, yes, the answer really matters. Ford's move to invest $700 million in Michigan, creating about 700 new jobs here has created quite a political stir. The new plant, slated for Flat Rock, Mich., will make cutting-edge electric and self-driving cars, which Ford has said will likely outsell traditional cars...
  • Mexico Responds To Ford's Decision To Scrap Its New Plan

    01/03/2017 12:27:31 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/03/17 | Tyler Durden
    Mexico "regrets" Ford's decision to scrap the plan to build a plant in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, the Economy Ministry said on Tuesday, adding that it has made sure Ford will reimburse any costs and expenses from the state government to facilitate the now defunct investment. In a surprising statement on Tuesday at 11am ET, in an act of goodwill toward the president-elect, the second largest U.S. automaker said it will scrap the $1.6 billion factory in Mexico and will invest $700 million at a Michigan factory, after President-elect Donald Trump had harshly criticized the Mexico...
  • Ford cancels Mexico plant. Will create 700 U.S. jobs in 'vote of confidence' in Trump

    01/03/2017 8:47:52 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 19 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 01/03/2017 | Heather Long and Poppy Harlow
    Ford is canceling plans to build a new plant in Mexico. It will invest $700 million in Michigan instead, creating 700 new U.S. jobs. Ford (F) CEO Mark Fields said the investment is a "vote of confidence" in the pro-business environment president-elect Donald Trump is creating. However, he stressed Ford did not do any sort of special deal with Trump. "We didn't cut a deal with Trump. We did it for our business," Fields told CNN's Poppy Harlow in an exclusive interview Tuesday. He said Ford did speak with Trump and vice-president elect Mike Pence this morning. Powered by SmartAsset.com...