Ford Fusion Cruises Off Dealers' Lots

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Ford is ramping up production of the popular midsized car. The automaker is adding 1,400 workers, and a second shift at one of its Detroit area plants. The Fusion has helped deliver the best numbers the automaker has seen since 2006.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

NPR's business news begins with Ford's sales accelerating.

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MONTAGNE: The Ford Fusion is cruising off lots, so the company is ramping up production of the popular midsized car. And that's good news for one very beleaguered city - Detroit.

Ford is adding 1,400 workers and a second shift at one of its plants in the Detroit area. The Fusion has helped deliver the best numbers the automaker has seen since 2006. Ford's sales have climbed nearly 13 percent in the U.S. this year alone.

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