Industry debate over the possible merits of a proposed partnership between General Motors Corp., Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. inevitably leads to speculation as to whether troubled Ford Motor Co. is better suited as a third party to the scheme. The 103-year-old family-owned auto maker has been struggling with a revolving door of top executives, falling market share amid rising fuel prices, a plodding restructuring plan and plunging profits. Indeed, some pundits say the Ford ...

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