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Ford will double its dividend, to 10 cents

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Ford Motor Co. is doubling its quarterly dividend to 10 cents, just nine months after paying its first dividend in more than five years. The automaker said the payout is part of its goal of delivering profitable growth for all stakeholders. Ford said its liquidity­ has increased by $2 billion through the first three quarters of 2012. The first-quarter dividend will be paid March 1 to shareholders of record as of Jan. 30. Ford said the last time it paid a 10-cent dividend­ was in June 2006.

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