AB Volvo shareholders were expected to approve Ford Motor Co.'s $6.45 billion bid Monday (March 8) for Volvo's car division. Ron Zarrella, president of General Motors Corp.'s North American Operations, says Ford overpaid to get a Swedish company. “I feel buying Volvo means Ford had no intention of making Lincoln Mercury a global luxury brand,” he says. • Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. is hiking prices of most of its '99 model cars and trucks by 0.3%, or $63, on a sales-weighed basis. The ...

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