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8 hrs ago | Romeo Observer

MI voters to decide on Proposal 1 tax changes

Michigan residents will vote on a proposal Aug. 5 that would change how businesses are taxed.

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Related Topix: Romeo, MI, Automakers, Volvo Trucks North America, Ford Motor Credit, Ford Motor, Financial Services

19 hrs ago | MLive.com

Debbie Dingell and Ray Mullins face off next Tuesday for chance to fill seat in Congress

Voters in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Dearborn and other parts of Michigan's 12th Congressional District will get to decide in November.

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Related Topix: US News, Ann Arbor, MI, Ypsilanti, MI, Automakers

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Ford: $24 Is Within Reach

In a rich market, Ford is one of the remaining attractive values and should trade toward $24 by the end of 2015.

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Related Topix: Automakers, Ford, Ford F-150, Truck

Garden City Observer

Concours winners share their - and their cars' - stories

From a rare made-in-America 1925 Rolls-Royce to the Mercury convertible that started life in the 1964 World's Fair, each of the more than 250 vehicles on display at Sunday's Concours d'Elegance of America at the Inn at St. John's had a story behind it.

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Related Topix: Rolls-Royce, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Sedan, Automakers, us Travel, Travel, Springfield, MA

WHTC

Price of Ford F-150 jumps

Ford Motor Company says the aluminum-body on next year's pickup will be over 36-hundred dollars more for consumers.

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Related Topix: Ford F-150, Ford, Truck, Automakers, Volvo Trucks North America, Ford Motor Credit, Ford Motor, Financial Services

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Ex-Ford chief Mulally joins Google's board [China Daily: Hong Kong Edition]

Alan Mulally speaks during an interview with CNBC on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange June 6, 2014.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Automakers, Intel, VMware, Software

Detroit News

Ford's aluminum-body 2015 F-150s to cost more than previous models

Ford Motor Co. said Monday that base prices of its aluminum-body 2015 F-150 pickup will be as much as $3,615 more on some models than the 2014 F-150s now in showrooms.

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Related Topix: Ford, Ford F-150, Truck, Automakers

Automotive News

Scheele wasn't too big to solve a paint problem

Former Ford Motor Co. President Nick Scheele, who died this month at age 70, left warm memories throughout the auto industry.

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Related Topix: Automakers, Ford, Ford Transit Connect

Lexington Herald-Leader

US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

Technology trendsetters Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or revenue that exceeded analysts' projections in their latest quarters.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Facebook, Beverages, CocaCola, Automakers, iPod touch App, Netflix, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Google+

Brandon Sun

Lands of opportunity: Foreign markets fueling growth of US tech trendsetters, other companies

Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Facebook, Beverages, CocaCola, Automakers, iPod touch App, Netflix, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Google+

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Automotive News

GM, Ford financials could veer in 2nd half

While General Motors' second-quarter profits were hammered by the costs of its massive recall, across town Ford Motor Co.

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Related Topix: Ford F-150, Ford, Truck, Automakers, Autos

The Motley Fool

Ford Motor Company: Can Lincoln's New Crossover Derail General Motors Company's Cadillac?

Although sales have been rather lackluster for Lincoln over the past several years, it has surged so far in the first six months of 2014, up a robust 16.3% compared to the same period last year.

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Related Topix: Automakers, Volvo Trucks North America, Ford Motor Credit, Ford Motor, Financial Services, Cadillac SRX, Cadillac, SUV, Lincoln, Lincoln MKC

Examiner.com

Ford engineer may have bugged conference rooms

The FBI is investigating a possible industrial espionage case involving a Ford Motor Company engineer who allegedly placed listening devices in conference rooms.

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Related Topix: Automakers, Volvo Trucks North America, Ford Motor Credit, Ford Motor, Financial Services, Dearborn, MI, Wyandotte, MI

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Motley Fool

Why Ford's New CEO Is Shaking Up Lincoln

The brand-new 2015 Lincoln MKC has the makings of a strong contender in a white-hot premium SUV market.

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Related Topix: Lincoln, SUV, Lincoln MKC, Automakers

The Motley Fool

Ford Motor Company: Should You Be Concerned By the Slowdown in F-Series Sales?

And this can become startling at first realization, on account that the F-Series truck isn't just the top-selling vehicle at Ford, but has been the top selling vehicle in the United States for 32 consecutive years.

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Related Topix: Automakers, Volvo Trucks North America, Ford Motor Credit, Ford Motor, Financial Services, Ford F Series, Ford, Ford F-150, Truck

Fri Jul 25, 2014

SchaeffersResearch.com

Analyst Upgrades: Ford Motor Company, Baidu Inc (ADR), and Starbucks Corporation

The shares are looking to extend their upward momentum this morning, thanks to a trio of upbeat analyst notes.

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Related Topix: Baidu, Automakers, Volvo Trucks North America, Ford Motor Credit, Ford Motor, Financial Services, Restaurant Management, Starbucks

The Detroit News

Listening devices found at Ford HQ; recently fired engineer investigated

-- The FBI searched Ford Motor Co.'s world headquarters while investigating one of the automaker's engineers and seized listening devices, computers and financial records, according to search warrants obtained by The News on Thursday. A lawyer for the mechanical engineer said Ford's security team feared she was stealing trade secrets by hiding secret recording devices in conference rooms at the Dearborn automaker's headquarters, nicknamed the Glass House. Court records that would explain why the FBI had probable cause to search Ford and the engineer's home are sealed in federal court. The government's lawyer on the case, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Tukel, heads the National Security Unit in Detroit, successfully prosecuted underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and specializes in cases involving espionage, counter-terrorism and terrorism financing, among others. Searching a Fortune 500 company's world headquarters instead of issuing a subpoena is a rare step and could indicate investigators were worried about someone destroying evidence, said Peter Henning, a law professor at Wayne State University and a former federal prosecutor. "If it's an economic espionage case or trade secrets case, that rarely involves one individual," Henning said. "So the concern is if you send a subpoena and ask for recording devices, those things can be erased." The U.S. Attorney's Office and FBI declined comment Thursday. A Ford spokeswoman, Susan Krusel, declined to discuss the investigation in detail, but said Ford is not a target. "Ford and the FBI are working together on a joint investigation involving a former employee," she said. "As this is an ongoing investigation, we are not able to provide additional details." The search warrants show the FBI searched Ford's headquarters July 11 and agents had permission to search the entire facility. Agents were authorized to seize digital and electronic recording devices given to Ford representatives by Wyandotte resident and former Ford engineer Sharon Leach, emails and other records, according to a copy of one search warrant. The search at Ford's headquarters came three weeks after FBI agents raided Leach's home on St. John Street and seized more than two dozen items, according to a search warrant inventory obtained by The News. Leach, who has not been charged with a crime, declined comment Thursday after opening the front door of her yellow, two-story colonial. "I'm not gonna talk," said Leach, 43. "I'm a private person." Until recently, Leach was a mechanical engineer with a doctorate at Ford, where she had been employed for about 17 years. In April, she was included on a panel of experts talking about hybrid vehicle performance at the 2014 SAE World Congress at Cobo Center. She was fired recently after Ford's security team discovered recording devices planted in the automaker's meeting rooms, her lawyer Marshall Tauber said. "She has done nothing wrong nor been accused of doing anything wrong," Tauber said. Leach admitted hiding the devices under tables to help her transcribe meetings, her lawyer said. "It didn't involve anything of a spying nature," Tauber said. "She wanted to record conversations of meetings she attended but didn't know how to do it. She was insecure about her note-taking." The devices were installed before meetings but could not be easily removed, her lawyer said. The audio devices were left in the conference rooms and unintentionally recorded other meetings. "It was very difficult to remove them when other people were in the same room," Tauber said. "That leads to Ford Motor security finding this activity suspicious." The devices were never installed in the Board of Directors conference room, he said. "She was a low-level engineer," Tauber said. "Her salary wasn't even $120,000." Leach was fired in June after she admitted using the devices, her lawyer said. "She had one in her purse and said 'here it is,' " Tauber said. In all, Leach gave Ford security eight Sansa recording devices, her lawyer said. Those are the same devices listed on the FBI's search warrant on July 11, Tauber said. "Ford had the devices since prior to the day she was dismissed in June," Tauber said. "Now, Ford may not have released them to the FBI or said 'give us a search warrant.' " Leach did not intend to share the recordings with anyone and erased the files after listening to the audio and revising her notes, Tauber said. "I think you're dealing with a person who was seeing how sharp the new kids are and maybe feeling a need to keep up with them," Tauber said. "And maybe she realized that she's not as attentive as she once was and needs a little assistance. Maybe her memory was failing her on the technology end but she didn't want to admit it." The FBI raided her home June 20. "They don't believe her," Tauber said. During the search at Leach's home, agents seized more than two dozen items, including several desktop and laptop computers, a credit card, thumb drives and financial records, according to the search warrant receipt. "They want to know if she is suddenly coming into more money than her salary shows," Tauber said. "My client tells me they are not going to find anything unusual whatsoever." Agents also seized a buy.com shipping bag and invoice. The website is an online shopping mall owned by Rakuten, a leading Japanese e-commerce site. Other seized items included work documents and tax records. Leach's neighbor Bethany Tate was watching June 20 as about a dozen FBI agents searched the house two doors away. An FBI mobile unit was parked in the neighborhood and agents spent about five hours inside Leach's home, Tate said Thursday. "It was puzzling," said Tate, 36, standing on the front porch of her home and holding her infant daughter. "You don't expect to see the FBI with guns in your neighborhood. I wondered 'is she dead?' " Agents wouldn't discuss the search, she added. Leach refused to sign the FBI's receipt listing items seized during the raid, according to court records. So agents left copies on her dining room table.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Automakers, Ford Motor, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Detroit, MI

Thu Jul 24, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Finance news you need to know today

ARE the reports of a recovering US economy too optimistic. Here's one argument why America might be heading for another recession.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Automakers, Stanley

Reuters

GM, Ford hopeful of European rebound despite Ukraine, Russia

Ford Motor Co and General Motors Co said on Thursday the crisis in Ukraine has exacerbated a sales slowdown in Russia, but the carmakers said they were on track to turn around their European operations after years of economic instability on the Continent.

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MLive.com

Proposal 1 popular among Metro Detroit leaders, but one outspoken mayor calls it a gamble

The Ford Rouge Center has a stamping press that it bought more than 50 years ago - and it still pays the annual personal property tax on it.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Automakers, Dearborn, MI

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