Tower Automotive Inc. is feeling the effects of Ford Motor Co. production cuts due to Bridgestone Inc.'s massive Firestone tire recall. The maker of stamped vehicle frame parts says it will lay off as many as 300 workers at its Milwaukee plant and reduce third-quarter earnings by about 5 cents per share in the wake of Ford's decision to suspend Explorer and Ranger production for two weeks in order to divert new tires to customers clamoring for replacements. The idled workers represent ...

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