Ford Motor Co. provides investors with a mixed bag for 2005, saying first-quarter financial results will be much weaker than anticipated, while the full year should be on track with 2004. The world’s No.2 auto maker says it expects first-quarter production to slip to 920,000 units in North America, an 88,000-unit decline from like-2003. Europe will see output cut by 8,000 units to 460,000 during the period, while production at Ford’s tarnished Premiere Automotive Group luxury brands ...
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