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Ford Shares Hit Highest Price In 4 Years
Assoicated Press ^ | 12/22/09 | AP

Posted on 12/24/2009 8:21:40 AM PST by opentalk

Shares of Ford Motor Co. hit their highest price in more than four years as the broader market rose Tuesday. Shares of the Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker traded as high as $9.88 in Tuesday's session, their highest price since October 2005. Shares recently traded up 18 cents at $9.85. Ford shares have nearly quadrupled in value in the year to date as the company rolled out new products like the Ford Fusion midsize sedan, cut costs and managed to avoid government aid and bankruptcy protection unlike its crosstown rivals General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC.

(Excerpt) Read more at thestreet.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: automakers; capitalism; fordmotor; freemarket

1 posted on 12/24/2009 8:21:40 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

They need to slow down or congress will threaten to tax their windfall profits.


2 posted on 12/24/2009 8:22:57 AM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: opentalk

I just bought a new Edge (great car) for my wife and am ordering a new Taurus...to replace my own Government Motors car...next year...I hope...


3 posted on 12/24/2009 8:25:20 AM PST by jessduntno ("The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.")
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To: jessduntno
We are looking at Ford also. I respect how they handled the whole Obamamotor issue.
4 posted on 12/24/2009 8:31:17 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Yep, they are reaping the rewards of telling the federal government to stuff it. Nobody in their right mind is going to buy Obama’s General Motors or Chrysler cars.


5 posted on 12/24/2009 8:32:18 AM PST by Roklok
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To: jessduntno

I think when the day comes (and my car is currently paid off so I’m running it until it stops) I am targeting an Edge. So it is solid as advertised?


6 posted on 12/24/2009 8:47:26 AM PST by MNlurker
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To: opentalk

I wonder when they will realize people aren’t buying Government Motors two other companies.


7 posted on 12/24/2009 8:50:50 AM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: Domandred

If they are successful on buying out UAW workers with early retirement and get the UAW out of their business, my next car will BE a Ford, even though I grew up a Chevy girl..


8 posted on 12/24/2009 9:10:44 AM PST by SueRae
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To: jessduntno
(I) am ordering a new Taurus

Are you getting the Eco Boost? That is a hot engine...

9 posted on 12/24/2009 9:11:23 AM PST by 11th Commandment (History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme - Mark Twain)
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To: MNlurker

“So it is solid as advertised?”

I like it and Mrs. Duntno thinks it is great...it has all the hands free, iphone syninc, etc. that the expensive cars have and the SEL (the one I bought) has a sun roof, seat warmers etc....the ride is a little stiffer than she would like, but it handles pretty well for a bigger car - it sits up high, but the actual size isn’t much bigger than my old T-bird...the last full size one, ‘95, not the knock offs...and it gets reasonable mileage...all around, a good car if you need to lug stuff...auto tailgate for the wife, etc, so she doesn’t have to wrestle it..I just drove the new Taurus and like it...it isn’t the car my 97 Caddy is, but there aren’t many in that price range that are...it ain’t a GM, and it is good enough for me, though...


10 posted on 12/24/2009 9:12:02 AM PST by jessduntno ("The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.")
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To: opentalk

I know a lot of this is due to people going over to Ford from GM and Chrysler, simply because they would not THINK of buying from Obama Motors.


11 posted on 12/24/2009 9:14:44 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: 11th Commandment

“Are you getting the Eco Boost? That is a hot engine...”

Nope...I’ll pass on that one for now...I like the 24-valve DOHC Duratec...my Edge has one and it has enough juice for that car, it’ll be fine for this one...we’ll wait a few models, I think...I was tempted by the CTS-V for my next car, so I’ve got nothing against fast...I drove one and those are little rocket sleds...but I might get into trouble with one of those little honkers...a good old reliable Ford with a proven engine seems like the way to go for now...I might need a while...I owned a ‘79 El Camino for 16 years and would have bought the new one Pontiac was supposed to deliver next year had they stuck around...something about a pick up in a Tuxedo that I really liked...


12 posted on 12/24/2009 9:24:47 AM PST by jessduntno ("The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.")
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To: Roklok
Nobody in their right mind is going to buy Obama's General Motors or Chrysler cars.

I also choose to never RENT an Obama-motors car.

.

13 posted on 12/24/2009 9:25:37 AM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: opentalk

WALMART - INTERESTING FACTS

1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day.

2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!

3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.

4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target + Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.

5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people and is the largest private Employer, and most speak English.

6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the World.

7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger & Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only 15 years.

8. During this same period, 31 supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.

9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.

10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had 5 Years ago.

11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur At a Wal-Mart store. (Earth’s population is approximately 6.5 Billion.)

12. 90% of all Americans live within 15 miles of a Wal-Mart.


14 posted on 12/24/2009 9:25:51 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: opentalk

Fitting to see this at the same time that Government Motors is teetering on the edge of their second bankruptcy in less than a year.

Buh Bye Obamotors!


15 posted on 12/24/2009 9:27:51 AM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bomb-a administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: opentalk

John Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock

(MADE IN JAPAN ) for 6 am.

While his coffeepot

(MADE IN CHINA)

was perking, he shaved with his

electric razor

(MADE IN HONG KONG)

He put on a

dress shirt

(MADE IN SRI LANKA),

designer jeans

(MADE IN SINGAPORE)

and

tennis shoes

(MADE IN KOREA)

After cooking his breakfast in his new

electric skillet

(MADE IN INDIA)

he sat down with his

calculator

(MADE IN MEXICO)

to see how much he could spend today. After setting his

watch

(MADE IN TAIWAN )

to the radio

(MADE IN INDIA )

he got in his car

(MADE IN GERMANY )

filled it with GAS

(from Saudi Arabia )

and continued his search

for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.

At the end of yet another discouraging

and fruitless day

checking his

Computer

(made in MALAYSIA ),

John decided to relax for a while.

He put on his sandals

(MADE IN BRAZIL),

poured himself a glass of

wine

(MADE IN FRANCE)

and turned on his

TV

(MADE IN INDONESIA),

and then wondered why he can’t

find a good paying job

in AMERICA

AND NOW HE’S HOPING HE CAN GET HELP FROM A PRESIDENT

MADE IN KENYA

You gotta keep this one circulating..!


16 posted on 12/24/2009 9:29:23 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: opentalk

Any one in need of a Friends and Family discount from Ford?


17 posted on 12/24/2009 9:31:23 AM PST by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home......)
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To: jessduntno
Last August my wife and I were looking for another Ranger to replace the 1985 Ranger that we wore out. At the dealership we noticed a new Edge Limited that had just unloaded from the truck and wasn't even cleaned up.

I looked at it and the manager asked if we wanted to take it for a drive. It had 14 miles on the odometer.

I drove it up the freeway about 5 miles. My wife drove it back. It was loaded. Still haven't learned how everything works.

I asked the wife if she like it. She did. She asked if we should by it. We needed it like another body orifice.

We went old-age crazy and bought it on the spot.

Great car. Has a nice rumble to the exhaust. Drives like a sport car. Looks great as well. Can't wait until spring comes and the roads clear so can drive it without it getting dings from the gravel.

18 posted on 12/24/2009 9:52:30 AM PST by Parmy
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To: opentalk

Congress and the marxists in the White house are busy now, but as soon as they can, they will get around to destroying a business that has managed to do well without their “help.”


19 posted on 12/24/2009 9:58:06 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: jessduntno

I have a 2006 Fusion that we like very much. Despite being a old dude, I really like the specs on the 2011 Mustang 3.7 V6. With leather and bun warmers, it should be a respectable performer with good fuel milage.


20 posted on 12/24/2009 10:13:17 AM PST by Ben Hecks ("...a soldier's pack is not as heavy a burden as a prisoner's chains." - Eisenhower)
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To: opentalk

I bought a bunch at $6.07 and it’s over $10 today.


21 posted on 12/24/2009 10:23:28 AM PST by Mariner
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To: Parmy

“We went old-age crazy and bought it on the spot.”

I don’t think you’ll be sorry you did it...


22 posted on 12/24/2009 11:11:03 AM PST by jessduntno ("The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.")
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To: jessduntno
"I just bought a new Edge..."

I bought my Edge in 2007, first year for the model. What a great car so far. SEL with the big-ass moon roof, AWD, GPS nav and all the trinkets. It tracks like a freight train in bad weather.

The new 265 hp Duratec engines are very smooth and powerful, mo' bettah than the last generation of Duratecs. Coupled with a 6 speed tranny you get nice, smooth takeoffs and landings. Variable valve timing really helps.

Ford has been producing some very good cars. I hope they do well.

23 posted on 12/24/2009 12:09:47 PM PST by telebob
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To: opentalk

Ford stock was at $1.15 at it’s lowest. What a great time to buy.....


24 posted on 12/24/2009 12:12:10 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (There's a reason the oath talks about defending the country from enemies both "foreign AND domestic")
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To: telebob

“The new 265 hp Duratec engines are very smooth and powerful, mo’ bettah than the last generation of Duratecs. Coupled with a 6 speed tranny you get nice, smooth takeoffs and landings. Variable valve timing really helps.”

Yep...real nice...I’m looking forward to the Taurus...trunk big enough for a foursome and all the goodies...and you are right, that Edge moon roof is a big sucker, isn’t it?


25 posted on 12/24/2009 12:32:33 PM PST by jessduntno ("The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.")
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To: jessduntno
"...that Edge moon roof is a big sucker, isn’t it?"

Yep. It lets in a lot of light. Ford did a good job on the engineering.

26 posted on 12/24/2009 2:46:29 PM PST by telebob
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To: Parmy
Gawd you're old school!

Love ya for it...us too.........Thanks for sharing

27 posted on 12/24/2009 8:11:48 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: opentalk

considering the Ford Flex, does anyone currently own one or have a review. Thanks.


28 posted on 12/24/2009 8:20:59 PM PST by opentalk
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