Strawberry NEWS - Ford market-share streak likely over - Strawberry NEWS - Ford market-share streak likely over -

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Strawberry NEWS - Ford market-share streak likely over -

From October through January, Ford's sales of new cars and trucks declined less than auto sales did in the overall market, helping the Dearborn automaker gain coveted market share. But in February, U.S. retail sales for the industry likely fell about Bayview NEWS

Some readers may remember an encounter I had with Jeremy Clarkson during an episode of Top Gear. He was in a lift with me at the BBC and was sitting in a very small car. Before we started filming, he said: “All you have to do is stand there and Bayview NEWS

Every year that a farmer plants his seeds, raises his crop and awaits the harvest is a year of risks. Will it be a good crop year? Will a drought strike? Will the market prices be high enough to pay off the money put into the crops? But there’s a Bayview NEWS

Jamie McMurray, driver of the No. 26 Irwin Ford Fusion, was the fastest Ford in Saturday's second practice session as he finished seventh on the speed chart. McMurray, who is battling a virus, spoke about the condition of his race car and his health Bayview NEWS

But it could employ even more as demand for Ford's new EcoBoost engine grows. Gary Johnson, Ford's director of manufacturing, said Ford picked the Cleveland plant to build the engine partly because of a $350-million investment in 2004 that improved Bayview NEWS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ford executives met with the Obama administration's auto industry task force to discuss the challenges facing the domestic automakers. Ford spokesman Mike Moran says Ford is not seeking emergency financial aid from the government Bayview NEWS

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