Ford Motor Company exceeded expectations for the first quarter's profit thanks to higher car

prices and higher volume, but kept its full-year forecast unchanged due to worries

about pricing power and escalating global economic unpredictability.

The automaker reported adjusted earnings per share of 63 cents on Tuesday,

significantly higher than the 42 cents analysts had projected. That was higher than

the 51 cents it reported in the previous quarter and the 38 cents it reported for the

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