DEARBORN – Better, not bigger, is the latest mantra at Ford Motor Credit Co., which has abandoned plans to become a global financing superpower in favor of playing a lower key – but more profitable – role in helping parent Ford Motor Co. sell cars. The back-to-basics retooling of Ford Credit is part of the auto maker’s overall overhaul under new CEO Bill Ford Jr. and looks to reverse some of the riskier ventures and practices – such as growing its subprime loan business and increasing ...

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