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Ford has become a billion-dollar business in the United States.
The company’s stock value, according to the S&P 500 Index, is up more than 10% this year alone.
Ford also has a new headquarters in North Carolina and plans to open another in China next year.
The auto maker, with revenues of $4.9 trillion last year, is now the world’s second-biggest automaker, according a Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
It is not the only one.
The U.S. market is dominated by General Motors Co., with sales up 8.9% in 2015 and $4 billion in 2016.
The world’s most valuable car maker, Apple Inc., was valued at $9.6 billion last year and was valued a decade ago at $11.5 billion.
Ford’s valuation in the U.K. is $2.2 billion.
Apple, Tesla Motors Inc., Google Inc., Alphabet Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. are all worth more than Ford’s.
Ford has been able to grow its U.L.P. business by expanding its assembly plants and bringing in cheaper labor, according with its UAW union.
Ford said in January it plans to spend $600 million to upgrade and expand its U-M production line and will hire more than 4,000 people, bringing the total number of U.F.O. workers to more than 3,600.
Ford expects to create 3,500 new jobs by 2021, and more than 8,000 by 2023, according the automaker.
Its U.W. plant is expected to produce about 10,000 vehicles per year, Ford said.
The automaker said it will invest $500 million to build a new factory in the Midwest, which is expected in 2020.
Ford and other automakers are investing billions of dollars in the next few years to bring their U.U.S.-built vehicles to market in the same way that they do in China.
Ford is working on a hybrid SUV called the Fusion.
The first vehicle is expected late this year.
Ford plans to bring the Fusion to the U, where it is already available, with the goal of offering the SUV in the European market as early as 2020.
This year, it announced it was working on the car for the U., but has not yet announced plans to make it available in the other markets.
Ford Chief Executive Mark Fields said in December that the company was still looking for partners for its first car in China and that it was not certain if it would make a car in India.
Ford had been looking for a partner in India for a while.
In December, Fields said the company had a “very good” idea of what partners were interested in but that it could not announce any partner until 2019, according as Bloomberg.
In February, Fields confirmed to reporters that Ford would announce the automakings India and China markets.
The new SUV is expected on the market in 2019, but it is still a ways off.
Ford could launch the Fusion at a factory in North Dakota and the company could open a plant in California.
Ford did not respond to a request for comment on Fields’ comments.
Ford will make the Fusion with the same kind of powertrain as the Model S sedan, which starts at $36,000.
In addition, the automakers plan to build the Fusion in North Korea, according Bloomberg.
The Fusion is expected with a range of options including a manual and an electric version.
Ford told the Wall Street Journal in February that it had begun exploring a hybrid version.
The vehicle has been in production since 2010, but the automaking company had to stop production in 2013 after the launch of the Tesla Model S. The current Fusion comes with a six-speed automatic transmission and a six and a half-inch touchscreen.
The price of the car in the states is currently $40,000 and the hybrid version costs $50,000, according Reuters.
Ford hopes the Fusion will attract a more upscale market with a lower price tag, Fields told Bloomberg in December.
“The Fusion will become more popular in the premium segment of the market,” Fields said.
“But we have not been able, to my knowledge, to see how the premium will change.”