Shares of Ford Motor Co. rose 0.2% in premarket trading Thursday, after the auto maker announced plans to add more than 6,200 new manufacturing jobs in the U.S. Midwest, and to invest $1 billion over five years to improve working conditions in U.S. plants. The company said the new Midwest jobs will be union jobs in Michigan, Ohio and Missouri. Ford said it will also convert nearly 3,000 temporary employees to permanent full-time status ahead of schedule. The company said the investment and...


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