Profits, Not a Bailout for Ford

The auto maker has seen a major jump in sales since the nation’s finances fizzled.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Look for a little crowing by Ford boss Alan Mulally when he keynotes the opening ceremony of the Washington Auto Show later this month. But it won't just be about the redesigned Taurus or eco-friendly autos in his fleet. He has the keynote because Ford, unlike GM and Chrysler, didn't take the Obama bailout, and there's talk that he plans to gently rub Washington's nose in the fact that only Ford has turned a profit and seen a major jump in sales since the nation's finances fizzled. "He is driving what the future of the auto industry will look like in a competitive, global market," says a Ford insider.

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