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Firestone & Ford

NPR's Jim Zarroli reports the recall of Firestone tires has left Ford in something of a quandary. If the controversy drags on long enough, it could hurt sales of the popular Ford Explorer. Ford recently announced it will get some of the tires for upcoming Explorers from other tire manufacturers. But the booming world auto market makes it hard for Ford to sever its ties to Firestone altogether. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.

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