Ford Boosts Profit Forecast on Change in Pension Accounting

  • Change to `mark-to-market' adds $1.5 billion to pretax profit
  • Automaker says move will provide clearer view of operations

Ford Motor Co. is changing how it accounts for its huge pension obligations, providing quicker recognition of changes in its retirement liabilities that will boost its 2015 pretax profits by $1.5 billion.

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