Ford Motor Co. ends months of speculation regarding more auto industry mergers as it acquires AB Volvo's passenger-car division for $6.45 billion. Ford and Volvo executives announced the proposed deal late last month. For Ford, it means access to different types of luxury car buyers and a more expansive worldwide dealer network. For Volvo Cars, the deal means a more secure future through increased financial resources, greater economies of scale and the chance for a broader product range. ...

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