October 25, 2020

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    3,500 U.S. companies including automakers sue over Trump-imposed Chinese tariffs

    About 3,500 U.S. companies, including Tesla Inc, Ford Motor have sued the Trump administration in the last two weeks over the imposition of tariffs on over $300 billion (£235.35 billion) in Chinese-made goods. The suits, submitted in the U.S. Court of International Trade, named U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and the Customs and Border Protection […]

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    Ford pauses social media advertising, aims hate speech to be ‘eradicated’

    Ford Motor said on Monday it is going to pause advertising on all social media platforms in the United States for the next 30 days, joining an increasing list of companies that have stopped spending on Facebook Inc in support of a campaign that called out the company for not doing much to stop the […]

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    U.S. auto sales results encourage Detroit plan to rebuild inventories

    Several automakers this week reported stronger-than-expected auto sales in May in the United States, and the Detroit automakers said they will work through their annual summer shutdowns to reconstruct inventories as demand recovers from coronavirus shutdowns. The U.S. auto sector has resumed assembly plants after the shutdown and automakers that reported May sales said they […]

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    General Motors, Ford turn to fast-payment programs to aid suppliers

    General Motors and Ford Motor are utilizing fast-payment programs set up with financial lenders to help cash-strapped small suppliers survive production shutdowns caused by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Keeping small suppliers afloat financially is important for the automakers as they try to resume North American factories and generate cash from sales of large […]

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    Supplier resumes flow of critical truck parts to Detroit automakers

    Dana Inc, a major supplier of truck parts to Detroit automakers, resume its Toledo plant Monday on a single shift, with one-third of its 750-person workforce and less than 1% absenteeism, the plant manager Craig Zimmerly noted. “We don’t have that vibe of ‘too soon.’ There may be a little bit of ‘okay, the mask […]

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    Most U.S. dealers of Ford got federal payroll protection loans

    Most of Ford Motor’s U.S. dealers got payroll protection loans from the U.S. government during this ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the automaker’s chief operating officer stated on Thursday. Early in the outbreak, Ford made sure that its American dealers applied with the U.S. Small Business Administration for federal loans to protect their payrolls and workers, Jim […]

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    Post-crisis support for U.S. customers ‘would be appropriate’, says Ford

    Ford Motor’s U.S. sales chief stated on Thursday the automaker believes some level of government encouragement will be needed for consumers once the coronavirus pandemic is diminished and that the crisis will spur a permanent shift toward more online vehicle sales in the country. “It’s hard to figure out how long and what the lingering […]

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    Britain orders 10,000 ventilators made by Ford, Airbus and Rolls-Royce

    Britain has placed an order for 10,000 ventilators which will be made by a consortium of companies consisting of Ford Motor, Airbus and Rolls-Royce as part of efforts to battle the coronavirus pandemic. Governments across the world are attempting to increase the number of ventilators which are mechanical breathing devices capable of blowing air and […]

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    Ford, General Electric to produce 50,000 ventilators in 100 days

    Ford Motor stated on Monday it will produce 50,000 ventilators during the next 100 days at a plant located in Michigan. The automaker will cooperate with General Electric’s healthcare unit, and can then construct 30,000 every month as needed to treat patients affected with the coronavirus. Ford stated the simplified ventilator design, which is licensed […]

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    Ford, GM, Tesla can go ahead with making ventilators, says Trump

    U.S. President Donald Trump stated on Sunday that American automakers such as Ford Motor, General Motors and Tesla Inc have been given the green light in making ventilators and other objects required during the coronavirus crisis. “Ford, General Motors and Tesla are being given the go ahead to make ventilators and other metal products, FAST! […]

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    Automakers, union form joint task force to limit coronavirus in the US

    American automakers General Motors, Ford Motor and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) are forming a coronavirus task force together with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union to enhance protections for their workers and limit the spread of coronavirus. The task force, which would be concentrating on areas consisting of vehicle production plans, is being headed by […]

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    GM, Ford to have white-collar employees work remotely from Monday

    American automakers General Motors and Ford Motor stated on Friday they will have majority of their white-collar workforce operating remotely as of Monday to protect against the increase of the coronavirus. GM CEO Mary Barra informed workers on Friday the automaker is asking all workers and contract workers to work remotely, adding that the company […]

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    Ford limiting company travel; two workers in China diagnosed with coronavirus

    Ford Motor informed workers that it is restricting all company travel to only important operations through March 27 as it takes steps in response to the spread of the coronavirus. The second largest U.S. automaker revealed that two workers in China had been diagnosed with the coronavirus. They are getting better. CEO Jim Hackett told […]

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    Ford to pay over $30 million for lawsuit over transmissions

    Ford will pay no less than $30 million in a proposed settlement concerning a class-action lawsuit associated with failing transmissions in its Fiesta and Focus vehicles. The lawsuit represents almost 2 million owners and former owners of the cars, which had bad dual-clutch transmissions, the Detroit Free Press reported the incident, citing court documents. Other than the […]

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    Ford expects $2.2 billion pre-tax loss related to employees pension plans

    Ford Motor stated on Wednesday its fourth-quarter results will be impacted by a pre-tax loss of about $2.2 billion because of higher contributions to its employees pension plans. The charge is heavily related to a fall in discount rates, the company stated, as that results in an increase in the amount of money to be […]

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