What Ford's Earnings Mean for Investors


Industrials editor Brendan Byrnes discusses Ford's recent earnings announcement. The auto company earned 57% less than last year's quarter, but still beat expectations on strong sales in North America. Unsurprisingly, European difficulties continued to weigh down Ford, as the company will lose $1 billion this year thanks to Europe. We just might see a big decision, perhaps a factory closing, coming out of Ford soon.

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