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PHIL HARDWICK — Turning things around: Two companies and one federal agency

The cover of the current issue of the Harvard Business Review proclaims, “Making Strategy Work – How to Avoid the Traps and Execute Brilliantly.” Strategy is about how to achieve goals. It is especially important for companies that were once flying high, but have found themselves at a lower altitude. Turning around a struggling company is a daunting task. So ...

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Ford F-150s roll into Mississippi, ahead of the pickup pack

By Jack Weatherly The federal government put the hammer down on the U.S. automotive industry in August 2012 — issuing a mandate that the fuel efficiency of trucks and cars had to more than double by 2025. Toward meeting that goal, Ford Motor Co. has just rolled out its lighter-weight, all-aluminum-body F-150 pickup, the best-selling vehicle in the United States ...

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TODD SMITH'S SPIN CYCLE: Top green brands: The blue oval is really green

Just about every major corporation today understands the importance of running a sustainable business. Generally speaking, this means one in which water gets conserved, energy and materials come increasingly from clean sources, and the social impact of the business is positive. The trouble is, until now there have been few ways to measure not only how brands are performing environmentally ...

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UAW selling Ford stock warrants

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union is hoping to raise at least $1.3 billion for its retiree health trust by selling all of its 362 million warrants for Ford Motor Co. stock. The trust got the warrants in Dec. 2009 as part of the UAW’s contract with the automaker. The automaker and union agreed to the trust to help the ...

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Ford CEO makes nearly $18M

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. president and CEO Alan Mulally made $17.9 million last year, about 1 percent more than the year before, as the company struggled through the worst U.S. auto sales market in decades, according to a calculation by The Associated Press based on government filings. Mulally took a 30 percent pay cut last February, dropping his ...

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