SAO PAULO — Ford Motor Co. is caught off guard when plant workers strike unexpectedly after hearing rumors that the automaker planned to close its Ipiranga, Brazil, truck factory. Some 1,450 workers stopped production following local reports that the company was planning to move the plant out of Sao Paulo and into the northeastern state of Bahia. The rumors were fueled after Ford's promised incentives for a new US$1.3 billion plant in Bahia were reduced by the Brazilian government and the ...
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