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Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick lead Ford sweeps in Daytona qualifying

Ford drivers swept both of the Daytona 500 qualifying races to position the manufacturer for a strong run in “The Great American Race.” Kevin Harvick won the first qualifying race …


Motley Fool: Around the block with Ford

Ford is working on improving manufacturing efficiency and focusing on higher-margin products.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

‘We’re going to electrify the F-Series’

Ford Motor Co. confirmed plans to build a fully electric F-Series pickup, which industry observers called an unexpected move that protects the truck franchise against Tesla and other competitors.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 9 p.m.

14-year-olds take car, crash into coffee stand and drive away

Three 14-year-olds took a car from one of their parents to get coffee, but after crashing into the coffee stand, they fled.


Ford, Volkswagen in talks to build VWs at U.S. Ford plants

VW CEO Herbert Diess told reporters after a meeting at the White House that the automaker in talks with Ford. The meeting was held Tuesday with executives from VW, BMW …


Salaried workers beware: GM cuts are a warning for all

For generations, the career path for smart kids around Detroit was to get an engineering or business degree and get hired by an automaker or parts supplier. Now that once-reliable …


Why Ford will keep plants humming and Trump happy

Ford and General Motors both need to overhaul their U.S. manufacturing base to cope with consumers’ drastic switch to SUVs from sedans. Only Ford is poised to make that adjustment …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Ford, Walmart test self-driving grocery delivery service

Ford and Walmart are teaming up to test a self-driving grocery delivery service.


Ford buys electric scooter sharing company Spin

Ford Motor Co. has bought an electric scooter sharing company, expanding its presence in alternative modes of transportation.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Ford says Trump tariffs make U.S. steel costliest in the world

Ford is escalating its criticism of the Trump administration’s metals tariffs that the company has already said took a $1 billion bite out of profit.


AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when as a Supreme Court nominee he gave sworn testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, with Republicans …


Ford celebrates century of production at storied Rouge plant

Ford Motor Co.’s historic Rouge factory complex will continue well into its second century of production with the announcement recently it will make at least one version of the next-generation …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 8:49 p.m.

McConnell sets Friday test vote on Kavanaugh nomination

The Senate braced for a crucial initial vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh’s tottering Supreme Court nomination after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set his polarized chamber on a schedule to decide …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Idaho teens reached out to Kavanaugh accuser. Now they’re getting attention, too

“We feel connected to the 15-year-old girl still living inside of you, and are outraged by the 17-year-old boy still living inside of him,” wrote three Idaho girls in an …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

As Senate hearing set for Brett Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges

The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing Thursday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, as …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 4:40 p.m.

Trump says ‘hard to imagine’ Kavanaugh assaulted woman

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the White House and Republican supporters of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination would have to “make a decision” on going forward if the woman accusing …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

Stevens County authorities rescue 255 dogs from two illegal breeding sites

Prosecutors are preparing criminal charges after sheriff’s deputies, animal control officers and volunteers rescued 255 dogs from two illegal breeding sites in southern Stevens County.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 3:49 p.m.

Ford recalls 2 million pickup trucks; seat belts can cause fires

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Ford is recalling about 2 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America because the seat belts can spark and cause fires.


Ford cancels plans to import SUV model from China in wake of tariffs

Ford is canceling plans to import a new crossover model from a plant in China after President Donald Trump’s tariffs undermined the business case for bringing the vehicle to the …


Ford to race iconic muscle car Mustang at NASCAR’s top level

Ford will celebrate its iconic muscle car next year when it races the Mustang in NASCAR’s top Cup Series. The Mustang has raced in the second-tier Xfinity Series since 2011. …


Ford Idaho Center death highlights Hispanic community fears

Witnesses of a deadly fist fight at the Ford Idaho Center last month have been reluctant to share what they saw with Nampa Police. Some witnesses told the Idaho Press …


Slide job! Chevrolet’s performance plummets in new Camaro

Chevrolet has been mostly noncompetitive since Austin Dillon won the season-opening Daytona 500 in February. The American automaker hasn’t been to victory lane since and hadn’t really gotten close until …


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 4:38 p.m.

Killing the sedan is a headache for Detroit, bargain for drivers

For consumers, however, the auto industry’s wholesale shift to SUVs represents a massive buying opportunity, at least for those who don’t mind driving a car that looks like, well, a …


Automakers improve quality to record level in annual survey

A survey of new-vehicle buyers finds that car and truck quality hit a record high this year as automakers started to clear up bugs with infotainment systems.


Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee get worst ratings in crash test

The Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee fared worst among midsize SUVs in the latest crash test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


Man dead after fight at Ford Idaho Center

A 24-year-old man died following a fight at the Ford Idaho Center early Saturday morning, according to Nampa Police.


It’s official: Ford buys Detroit’s historic train station

Detroit’s long-vacant Michigan Central Station, a towering ruin that came to symbolize the city’s dramatic fall, has been sold to Ford Motor Co.


White House will host Amazon, Facebook, Ford and other major companies for summit on AI

The White House on Thursday plans to convene executives from Amazon, Facebook, Google, Intel and 34 other major U.S. companies as it seeks to supercharge the deployment of powerful robots, …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

Ford to cut all but two cars from U.S. and Canada dealerships

Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it will shed most of its North American car lineup as part of broad plan to save money and make the company more competitive in …


Ford announces switch to Mustang beginning at Daytona in ’19

Ford is bringing its Mustang to NASCAR’s top series for the first time. The American automaker says the Mustang will replace the Fusion in the Monster Energy Cup Series beginning …