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This is a clarification of an earlier statement:
Smaller must mean something other than geography. Let's see:
What can Detroit learn from a corporate neighbor?
1st-quarter results more proof that tough cuts, fresh lineup paying off
Bryce Hoffman / The Detroit News
Four years into a painful restructuring that cost tens of thousands of jobs, Ford Motor Co. is ramping up production and meeting new demand for vehicles with fresh products that people want to buy.
Ford reported a better-than-expected $2.1 billion first-quarter profit Tuesday and the automaker is making money again selling cars and trucks. CEO Alan Mulally expects Ford to finish 2010 "solidly profitable" -- a year ahead of schedule.