(Adds analyst comment, details, paragraphs 6-8, 14) By Poornima Gupta DETROIT, May 17 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co.'s finance arm will slash branches, shift jobs, and add services in an effort to streamline operations, the automaker said on Monday. Ford Credit, which funds vehicle purchases and leases through Ford dealerships, will pare down its U.S. and Canadian sales operations from 163 to 78 branches, and have them focus on financing all of the company's car brands instead of a few as ...
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