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surged after the automaker announced it would put more power back into its iconic Mustang sports car next with an all-new 5.0-liter V-8 engine.

Shares of Ford jumped more than 1% to $10.26 in recent trading, continuing its gains for 2009 after hitting a

52-week high last week.

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Ford announced today that it will bring back the

Mustang GT 5.0

with new engine technology offering both 412 horsepower and projected highway mileage of 25 mpg.

The Mustang hype helped Ford become one of the five

most-active stocks on the NYSE.

--Written by TheStreet staff in New York.

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