Ford Motor Co. plans to secure $18 billion in financing to fund operations and to address near- and medium-term negative operating cash flow and fund its North American Way Forward restructuring plan. The funding also will help ensure liquidity and provide a cushion against unforeseen financial events, the auto maker says. The $18 billion will be secured through three initiatives, a spokeswoman tells Ward's. The first is a 5-year revolving credit facility of $8 billion that will ...

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