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CEO: Alan R. Mulally
Address: 1 American Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48126
While GM fights for its life, Ford wants to be seen as a survivor. Ford has extracted breakthrough concessions from bondholders as well as the United Auto Workers union. (Bondholder concessions alone will save Ford some $600 million a year.)
And while it too is being battered by the recession, Ford has been adamant about not taking federal bailout money -- a stance that seems to be a winner with consumers. Ford gained market share for the fourth consecutive month in January, the first time that's happened in 14 years. - J.B.
Industry: Motor Vehicles and Parts
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