Ford Reports Best 1st-Quarter Profit In 13 Years

Originally published on April 26, 2011 12:23 pm
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STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

NPR's business news starts with Ford on a roll.

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INSKEEP: Ford executive chairman Bill Ford, Jr. recently told NPR the company's been preparing for higher fuel prices.

BILL FORD: You know, we took a point of view a few years ago at Ford that we wanted to be the fuel economy leader in each segment that we participated in. And so we invested heavily in fuel-saving technologies. And those vehicles are here now, and I'm really glad we did that.

INSKEEP: Ford showed its strongest sales growth in Asia, and said the disaster in Japan has had little impact on its production. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.