Ford Motor Co. beat first-quarter earnings projections for a ninth-consecutive quarter, posting a profit in each of its global automotive operations and a record performance at its Ford Credit business. The auto maker reaped a net income of 94 cents per share, or $2 billion, in the first quarter, outpacing its own expectations, even as market share declined in the U.S. and currency rates continue to affect the company’s bottom line. Ford’s first quarter compares favorably against the ...

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