NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 1)—Bridgestone Corp. and its Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. U.S. subsidiary refuted a report that Bridgestone and Ford Motor Co. officials are planning to try a reconciliation, a wire story that sparked Bridgestone´s stock to rise 12 percent. Reuters news service had quoted a Japanese newspaper as saying Bridgestone and Ford Motor Co. officials soon would meet to discuss reconciling differences created by recalls of original equipment Firestone tires on Ford vehicles. "There are no proposals from Ford yet," a Bridgestone spokesman said. Bridgestone/Firestone and Ford "continue to meet on an operational level because we continue to supply existing contracts," a Bridgestone/Firestone spokeswoman said. "But there are no meetings scheduled with (Firestone CEO) John Lampe."
Bridgestone denies report of reconciliation with Ford
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