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Profitable U.S. carmakers set to hand out big bonus checks

Posted: February 17, 2013 at 2:26 a.m.

Employees work on the assembly line at the Ford Motor Co. Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Ford's Dearborn Truck Plant, a flagship of the next generation of lean and flexible facilities, is capable of building up to nine different models for three vehicle platforms, while maintaining an environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. Photographer: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg

U.S. automakers are close to handing out record profitsharing checks, putting new meaning into the term “bonus baby” for Ford Motor Co. hourly worker Nino Pace.

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