Ford Motor Co. is downplaying speculation that a major announcement is imminent, based on the automaker's talks with Toyota Motor Corp. “No major announcement,” says Ford's top spokesman. Reports out of Tokyo say discussions between Ford and Toyota, ranked second and third respectively among the world's largest automakers, were held in July and again last month. They involved Ford President and Chief Executive Jacques Nasser and Toyota Chairman Hiroshi Okuda. The earlier session took ...

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