After an operating loss of $665 million last year, Ford automaker has announced first-quarter earnings of $2.1 billion in 2010. The only automaker to not take government money, Ford is still working on paying off borrowed money. Three of the top 10 sellers in the United States in 2010 were Ford vehicles. Ford is No. Read on! →


Ford Motor Co. nearly collapsed when the bubble burst on the U.S. automotive industry, and the automaker carried the scar of a junk status credit rating to prove it. The Associated Press reports that Ford may have healed. Fitch Ratings agency lifted Ford’s junk status Tuesday, replacing it with a designation of investment grade. Ford’s Read on! →


Many researcher teams around the world are working at perfecting a driverless car. Cars that drive themselves could have many advantages. Google’s Lab X — one of the places the technology is being explored — may be planning to manufacture just such a vehicle as early as next year. Google’s Lab X Although engineer Sebastian Read on! →


The tentative labor agreement between Ford Motor Co. and Canadian Auto Workers labor union have staved off layoffs and plant closures for now. However, the province of Ontario continues to struggle. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Dark times for Canadian Auto Workers Negotiations between Canadian Auto Workers and Ford cover a Read on! →


Ford is releasing a lineup of high-power models in coming years, and instead of just calling them Fords, Dearborn has declared a new line called “Ford Performance.” It’s odd, because they already had a team called SVT but whatever – new Fords with gusto! So it’s called Ford Performance now Apparently just selling the damn Read on! →


One of the first things the casual automotive fan might notice about the 2013 Ford Flex crossover is that the blue Ford oval is not immediately visible. The front and rear lift-gate advertise emphasize the make, rather than the model, a mark of the automaker’s brand research. Automotive News points out that Ford is in Read on! →


Results of the most recent iteration of the J.D. Power automotive reliability study have been released, and Ford and General Motors are sitting pretty, reports the Detroit Free Press. Four of the top 10 brands listed in the J.D. Power and Associates study belong to Ford or General Motors. Overall, the level of automotive reliability Read on! →


June 3, Ford Motor Company announced that by the end of 2010, the company stop manufacturing Mercury brand vehicles. Mercury was first introduced in 1939 as a mid-level brand. Facing a potential billion-dollar price tag to maintain the brand, though, Ford has opted to simply cut the Mercury brand from its offerings. The history of Read on! →


All is not well overseas for the Ford Motor Co. The Detroit News reports that the automaker revealed today that it is increasing its loss projection for Ford in Europe. The Ford earnings drop for Europe this year is on pace to almost double the previously projected loss level of $1 billion. The euro zone Read on! →


Multiple sources indicate that the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) labor union has reached a “tentative” labor agreement with Ford Motor Co. covering wages and benefits for 4,500 Ford workers in Canada. The agreement reportedly prevent a strike at a Ford Edge assembly plant in Oakville, Ontario, that would have had catastrophic consequences for the local Read on! →