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Ford reports quarterly loss that tops $2 billion, increases investment in electric vehicles

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Ford Motor Co. late Thursday reported a wider-than-expected quarterly loss, but the stock traded higher as Wall Street focused on the auto maker’s renewed push toward autonomous and electric vehicles.

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said it lost $2.8 billion, or 70 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with a loss of $1.7 billion, or 42 cents a share, in the year-ago quarter. Sales fell to $36 billion from $39.7 billion a year ago.

Analysts polled by FactSet had expected Ford to report a GAAP and adjusted loss of 7 cents a share on sales of $36.8 billion.

Ford said it

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