Ford Motor Co. has established necessary targets to meet along the way as it drives toward profitability in North America by 2009, a top executive says. Chief Financial Officer Don Leclair declines to outline specifics, revealing only that Ford wants to achieve “better than breakeven” by 2009 and “get to solid profitability” a few years after that. “We have some aspirational goals,” he says. “What we’re targeting is to return the company to profitability and set ourselves on a path to ...

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