Escalating fuel prices hit Ford Motor Co. where it hurts, constricting high-profit SUV sales in North America and precipitating a 9% revenue decline, in automotive operations during first-quarter 2005. Overall U.S. sales of domestic SUVs fell 24% in the first quarter, contributing to a continued deflation of market share and all but locking in another year of share decline in the auto maker’s No.1 market, company officials concede during a conference call to discuss first-quarter earnings ...

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