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8 months 3 weeks ago

Rocky Ford set to harvest cantaloupes

ROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) - Farmers are starting their harvest of Rocky Ford cantaloupes. The Rocky Ford Growers Association says that when pickers headed to the fields Friday, they were getting a late start on the harvest. The association says growers thought they could start harvesting a week ago, but...

1 year 11 months ago

Pueblo Police to buy six new vehicles

The Pueblo Police Department will buy six new sport utility vehicles to be used by police supervisors. Ford has discontinued the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor used by many law enforcement agencies for many years. The new vehicles will be four wheel drive Ford Police Interceptor SUVs. The vehicles will...

2 years 11 months ago

Safety investigators looking at Ford trucks

DETROIT (AP) - U.S. safety regulators are investigating a fuel tank problem that could affect more than 2.7 million Ford F-150 pickup trucks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says on its website that the steel straps holding up the gas tank can rust and break, possibly causing a fuel...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Driving for donations

Palmer High School will receive donations from Ford's national "Drive One 4 UR School" program that is scheduled to run between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. this Saturday at Garry Barry Stadium. Qualified drivers from the community are invited to test drive one of Ford's vehicles. In return for...

3 years 5 months ago

Ford wants to hire 1,200 in Michigan

Ford Motor Co. will hire 1,200 new workers in Michigan by 2013 if the state approves tax incentives Ford said Monday it will invest $850 million in several Detroit-area plants to build its new six-speed transmissions. Ford plans to hire 900 hourly manufacturing workers and 300 engineers and other salaried...

3 years 10 months ago

End of the road for Ford's Mercury vehicles

It's been predicted for years, now Ford confirms it is killing off its Mercury division. The Mercury brand has survived for 72-years. During a conference call to dealers, Ford executives said that winding down Mercury will allow the automaker to focus more attention on its mainstream Ford vehicles and especially...

3 years 10 months ago

Fords may have floor mat problems

Federal safety regulators are looking into reports of gas pedals that become stuck under floor mats of 2010 Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received only three complaints of gas pedals getting trapped under unsecured all weather floor mats. There are...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Ford sales up nearly 40 percent

Ford Motor Co. says its U.S. sales rose nearly 40 percent in March thanks to strong demand for its Fusion and Taurus sedans. Sales were expected to rise after auto industry weakness last March. Incentives offered by rival Toyota also brought more buyers to showrooms this month. Ford...

4 years 1 month ago

Toyota's pain is rivals' sales gain in February

Toyota's American rivals have been benefiting from the Japanese automaker's recent troubles. Despite the snowstorms that plagued much of the country in February, the auto industry reported higher U.S. sales in February -- with the American companies scooping up customers from Toyota, which saw its own U.S. sales fall...

4 years 4 months ago

Employers play Dr. Mom to limit flu impact

Big businesses are spending serious time and money trying to limit the swine flu pandemic's impact on operations, from bankrolling video on good hygiene to training employees to cover for co-workers with critical jobs. Companies from health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. to beverage can maker Ball Corp. are arranging...

4 years 5 months ago

Trio of strong economic reports lift hopes for recovery

A trio of better-than-expected economic reports are boosting hopes for the fledgling economic recovery. A closely followed private sector gauge of manufacturing activity is showing growth. The Institute for Supply Management says its manufacturing index read 55.7 last month, compared with 52.6 in September. It's the third straight reading above...

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