The following video is part of today's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, senior analyst Jason Moser, and advisor Joe Magyer discuss the latest business news. With Ford reportedly starting to consider a potential successor to CEO Alan Mulally, the guys analyze what it could mean for Ford's stock. They also examine how other companies have handled CEO transitions, how companies like Costco are preparing for a changing of the guard, and what it means for investors.

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