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November 6, 1987 | TOM FURLONG, Times Staff Writer
Another bidder has entered serious negotiations to acquire Financial Corp. of America, a spokesman for the Federal Home Loan Bank Board said Thursday. The new entry thus becomes a rival to the current leading contender, First Nationwide Bank in San Francisco, a subsidiary of Ford Motor Co. First Nationwide officials have publicly confirmed their interest in buying Irvine-based FCA, whose operating subsidiary is American Savings & Loan, the nation's biggest S&L.
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BUSINESS
November 30, 1990 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Defense Logistics Agency said Ford Motor Co. has failed to supply necessary information about an overfunded pension fund at the car maker's former aerospace division in Newport Beach. When New York-based Loral Corp. acquired Ford Aerospace earlier this year, Loral allowed Ford Motor to keep about $100 million of surplus funds in Ford Aerospace's employee pension program.
BUSINESS
August 24, 2006 | From Times Wire Services
Shares of Ford Motor Co. surged 4.6% on Wednesday after a news report that Chief Executive William Clay Ford Jr. had approached Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan and Renault, about forming a global alliance. The report in the Wall Street Journal cited "a person wellpositioned to know." It was part of a commentary in the paper's opinion section by Paul Ingrassia, vice president for news strategy of Journal publisher Dow Jones & Co., and Joseph B. White, the paper's Detroit bureau chief.
BUSINESS
July 20, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that it has received three offers for its Ford Aerospace Corp. defense subsidiary, including one from Hughes Aircraft Co. in El Segundo. Ford spokesman Tom Rhoades in Dearborn, Mich., declined to disclose the bid prices, but sources have estimated the going price may be about $600 million. The company said it expects to select the final bidder by next week. Rhoades said one of the three bids was a joint offer from Hughes Aircraft Co. in El Segundo and Alcatel Co.
NEWS
October 6, 1987 | Associated Press
The will of Henry Ford II, who reportedly shredded personal papers to protect his privacy, doesn't include a single dollar sign indicating the size of his immense estate, it was reported today. Few specific details are included in the seven-page will filed Monday in a Palm Beach County probate court, according to the Palm Beach Post and the Detroit News.
BUSINESS
May 14, 1999 | DONALD W. NAUSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Presiding over the Ford Motor Co. annual meeting for the first time, Chairman William Clay Ford Jr. on Thursday outlined a vision of creating the leading automotive consumer concern, one that is both highly profitable as well as socially and environmentally responsible. The shareholders gathering, held at the refurbished Detroit Opera House, was tinged with historical significance.
BUSINESS
July 27, 2001 | TERRIL YUE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of bad news and billions of dollars spent on the Firestone tire crisis, Ford Motor Co. realigned the relationship of its two top executives Thursday to put more power in the hands of family scion William Clay Ford Jr. The move confirms longtime rumors of a management shift that would more deeply involve the 44-year-old chairman, a great-grandson of company founder Henry Ford, in corporate decisions that have been dominated by 53-year-old President and Chief Executive Jacques Nasser.
NEWS
October 25, 1999 | HENRY FUHRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"History is more or less bunk," said Henry Ford. "The only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today." There's no small measure of irony in the fact that Ford, who had little regard for the judgments of history, completely altered society, lifestyles, commerce and history itself by creating the Model T and selling it to the masses. When Ford introduced the Model T in 1908 he said, "I will build a motor car for the great multitude." And he did.
BUSINESS
January 10, 2005 | John O'Dell, Times Staff Writer
Stung by environmental groups' complaints that they weren't living up to their promises, General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. said Sunday that they would add a total of six gas-electric-powered hybrid cars and trucks to the market by 2008. Ford made the biggest commitment, promising to add four new models to the hybrid sport utility vehicle it began selling last year. GM said it would add a new type of hybrid system to two large SUVs, the Chevrolet Tahoe and the GMC Yukon, in late 2007.
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