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  • Vacant for decades, Detroit's train station may get new life

    05/27/2018 6:39:01 PM PDT · by shove_it · 42 replies
    AP ^ | 27 May 2018 | COREY WILLIAMS
    The 105-year-old building that once handled all of Detroit's passenger rail traffic closed in 1988 due to a decline in ridership and took on a new life in the subsequent years as a must-see destination for urban explorers, the homeless and scavengers, who picked it clean of anything valuable. After years of failed short-lived plans to repurpose the dated 500,000-square-foot, 18-story building, its future may be crystalizing: The Ford Motor Co. is moving into the surrounding neighborhood of Corktown and — according to Ford board member Edsel B. Ford II — is in talks to buy the old station...
  • Business Ford to stop selling every car in North America but the Mustang and Focus Active

    04/25/2018 6:52:04 PM PDT · by central_va · 149 replies
    yahoo business ^ | 4.25.18 | Matt Burns
    Ford today announced it will phase out most cars it sells in North America. According to its latest financial release, the auto giant will "will transition to two vehicles" being the Mustang and an unannounced vehicle, the Focus Active, as the only traditional cars it sells in the region. Ford sees 90 percent of its North America portfolio in trucks, utilities and commercial vehicles. Citing a reduction in consumer demand and product profitability, Ford is in turn not investing into the next generation sedans. The Taurus is no more.
  • DEARBORN MAN SENTENCED ON CHARGES OF SUPPORTING HIZBALLAH

    12/16/2008 6:20:27 PM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 457+ views
    DETROIT FBI.gov ^ | December 12, 2008 | DETROIT FBI.gov
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://detroit.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel08/de121208.htm FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEARBORN MAN SENTENCED ON CHARGES OF SUPPORTING HIZBALLAH A former resident of Dearborn was sentenced today to 10 years in prison after having pleaded guilty to providing material support to Hizballah, a designated foreign terrorist organization, Acting United States Attorney Terrence Berg announced today. Mr. Berg was joined in the announcement by Andrew Arena, FBI Special Agent in Charge, and Brian Moskowitz, Special Agent in Charge of Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Fawzi Assi, 47, formerly of Dearborn, Michigan, entered the guilty plea in United States...
  • Ford posts biggest loss in 14 years [AFA Boycott working?]

    10/23/2006 3:53:10 PM PDT · by Nice50BMG · 90 replies · 1,837+ views
    MyWay - Reuters ^ | Monday October 23 | Poornima Gupta
    DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. (F) on Monday posted a quarterly loss of $5.8 billion -- its largest loss in 14 years -- as slower truck sales, charges for job cuts and asset write-downs in its troubled North American operations and elsewhere took their toll on the No. 2 U.S. automaker. Ford said it would restate results from 2001 through the second quarter and cautioned that operating results would weaken further in the current quarter. Ford also said it was considering raising new funding secured by its automotive assets in order to protect its cash position as it pays...
  • Ford CEO says open to ceding top job: report

    09/04/2006 2:32:28 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 571+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/4/06 | Reuters
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Bill Ford Jr is prepared to let someone else lead the carmaker his great-grandfather founded should the right manager be available, he said in a magazine interview. "I'm always looking to bring talent into this company. If I can find somebody -- I thought Carlos (Ghosn) was an exceptionally talented executive who could help the company -- I'll go get him. That is regardless of the position," Ford told Newsweek in an interview posted on the magazine's website. Asked if that applied to his own job as well, Ford replied: "Absolutely." Ford...
  • Need a New Car?(Want to support the homosexual and lesbian agendas?)

    08/12/2006 3:30:54 PM PDT · by politicallyincarrect · 18 replies · 1,122+ views
    Advocate Magazine ^ | Summer Issue | Advocate Magazine
    This shows the front cover of "Advocate Magazine". Ford Motor Co. is one of its valued advertizers. Think about this the next time you need to buy a new car or truck, and ask yourself... Do I really want to support the homosexual and lesbian lifestyle?
  • Ford's (Motors) Track Record of Support for the Homosexual Agenda, Including Homosexual Marriage

    03/15/2006 6:04:17 AM PST · by xzins · 66 replies · 1,191+ views
    AFA ^ | AFA
    Ford's Track Record of Support for the Homosexual Agenda, Including Homosexual Marriage Ford believes the effort to legalize homosexual marriage by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is so important that, in 2005, the company gave GLAAD up to $1,000 for every Jaguar or Land Rover (both Ford products) purchased that year. Click on the link and go to the bottom of the ad and you can read about Ford's support for GLAAD. GLAAD is one of the nation's largest homosexual groups promoting homosexual marriage. Ford's donations help GLAAD in its efforts.  See the ad Ford's donations are...
  • Plant Closings, Job Cuts Loom at Ford

    01/22/2006 7:19:36 PM PST · by Flavius · 175 replies · 3,562+ views
    ap ^ | 1/22/06 | Dee-Ann Durbin
    Hurt by Falling Sales of SUVs, Ford Will Face Plant Closings and Thousands of Job Losses DETROIT (AP) -- Ford Motor Co., hurt by falling sales of sport utility vehicles, is expected to close plants and cut thousands of jobs in North America as part of a restructuring program to be announced Monday. ADVERTISEMENT Ford has refused to release details of the plan, dubbed the "Way Forward," which also is expected to include product changes and cuts to Ford's salaried ranks. Ford has about 87,000 hourly workers and 35,000 salaried workers in North America. "It's going to be painful for...
  • Ford Motor Co. Supports the Homosexual Marriage Movement

    05/30/2005 9:06:28 PM PDT · by Cedar · 97 replies · 6,856+ views
    If one looks for the company which has done the most to affirm and promote the homosexual lifestyle, he would be hard-pressed to find a company which has done more than Ford Motor Company. While this is hardly known to the general population, it is well known by numerous homosexual organizations. In fact, the Human Rights Campaign (a national homosexual organization whose goal is homosexual marriage) gave Ford a 100% corporate rating. Ford makes not only Ford, but also Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Volvo, Jaguar, and Land Rover. From redefining family to include homosexual marriage, to giving hundreds of thousands of...
  • Ford Announces 2 Focus Recalls

    11/04/2002 6:23:49 PM PST · by GeneD · 13 replies · 1,293+ views
    DETROIT, Nov 04, 2002 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- Ford Motor Co. on Monday announced two voluntary safety recalls on the Ford Focus for 2000 and 2001 model years, covering more than 572,000 vehicles. One recall involves a bolt in the front suspension assembly that may be loose and cause noise, vibration or, in a small number of cases, separation of the ball joint, the company said. The other recall involves Focus vehicles with Zetec engines in which potential problems with battery cable routing could result in smoke, wire melting or a fire. "We are serious about improving not just...