Ford Motor Co. Australia Ltd. confirms it plans to cut a number of jobs, but won’t say how many. The Melbourne Age newspaper reported earlier Ford would slash 500 positions, taking the auto maker’s total number of job cuts over the next two years to 1,500. The development comes after Ward’s reported from Paris that Ford Australia’s new global rear-wheel-drive program, including the all-new Falcon due in 2013, appears to be “on hold,” raising further doubts about the long-term future of ...

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