Ford Articles

Writing For Online Readers Goes Against The Book

It pains me to suggest this, but we must ignore (one of) the teachings of Strunk and White.  We must turn our backs on a number of other writing guides.  And we must break our own habit of writing out numbers as words.

Instead, we should represent numbers with numerals – a recent eye-tracking study suggests that they’re much more likely to capture online readers’ interest.

Recalls Rise In Search Significance

Almost one month ago, fellow WebProNews writer Jason Lee Miller covered the Menu Foods pet food scare.  To date, his article has garnered 47 responses – a WebProNews record, as far as I know, and that proves a point: various recalls have become a very big deal in recent days.

Apple Goes Mobile With Ford, GM, And Mazda

From the makers of the “people’s car” (Volkswagen) to the manufacturers of the car-for-people-with-a-whole-lot-of-money (Ferrari), automakers are prepared to accommodate iPod users. The Americans have gotten in on the deal, too – Ford and GM made an arrangement with Apple that was announced yesterday.

GM, Ford, DaimlerChrysler Make America Their Employees

GM extends its employee discount promotion after a big gain in sales; Ford offers a similar promotion to match.

Ford Raises Outlook For Second Quarter, Drops it for Full Year

Ford Motor Co. has cut down its earnings per share guidance for the year, as the company’s profit outlook for North American operations weakens.

Ford Reduces Earnings Guidance

Ford Motor Co. announced yesterday that it reduced its earnings per share guidance for the full-year 2005. This is a result of a weak profit outlook for the company’s North American operations.

Ford’s Hertz Rental Car Unit Files IPO

The troubled Detroit automaker seeks to raise $100 million USD through the stock offering.

GM and Ford Are Junk According to S&P

Thursday, Standard & Poor’s dropped its credit ratings for General Motors and Ford to “junk” status.

Ford, GM No Better Than Junk

Standard and Poor’s cuts the credit rating of two Detroit automakers to junk status, sending share prices down.

S&P Drops the Junk On GM and Ford

Yesterday Standard & Poor’s lowered General Motors’ and Ford’s credit ratings to “junk” status.

GM and Ford Get Ratings Lowered By S&P

Standard & Poor’s lowered its ratings on General Motors and Ford debts to “junk” status.

GM, Ford Sales Slump; Gas Prices Blamed

While Toyota and Nissan reported their “best month ever,” General Motors and Ford reported more than dismal sales for April.

Ford Profit Down From Last Year

Ford Motor Company reported net income of 60 cents per share, or $1.21 billion, for the first quarter of 2005.

Estee Lauder Collaborates With Tom Ford

Estee Lauder announces a first-of-its-kind creative collaboration with world-renowned fashion designer Tom Ford.

Ford Lowers Earnings Guidance

Ford Motor Company reduced its full-year earnings guidance for 2005. Last month, the Company said its full-year 2005 earnings-per-share would be at the lower end of its guidance, which was $1.75 to $1.95 per share.

Ford Files 2005 Proxy Statement

Ford Motor Company filed its 2005 proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Ford Sales Decline From Last Year

U.S. customers purchased or leased 305,172 cars and trucks from Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo dealers in March whichis the highest monthly total since May 2004.

Ford Vehicles Under Investigation

3.7 million Ford trucks and SUVs are under investigation by the U.S. government for potential fire hazards.

Ford Reaffirms Outlook

Ford Motor Companyreaffirmed its earnings guidance for the first quarter and the full year of 2005.

GM and Ford Sales Suffer

Auto sales for both GM and Ford declined in February resulting in production cuts while Chrysler as well as Japanese competition had gains in sales.

Ford Sales Drop Again

Ford’s sales in the U.S. went down for the ninth consecutive month in February, leading to production cuts.