IHS Global Insight

Ford May See Record Third-Quarter Earnings

Riding high on improved demand for its vehicles, analysts expect Ford to post a record third-quarter profit of $1.37 billion compared to $997 million in the year-ago period. The automaker's current third-quarter earnings record is $1.13 billion, set in 1997.

What's Really Going On With Jobs?

Entering February, a mixed picture on employment has developed: Job cuts in January reached their highest total since August, but still represent a 70% reduction from the same time a year ago, when they peaked at 241,749. What's going on?

Toyota Dealers Have That Lonely, Sinking Feeling

The recalls could cost the company tens of millions of dollars, but what about it dealers? Some estimates put their loss as high as $2.5 billion a month. That's a lotta Tundras-full of cash. If the recall and production shutdown drag on for months, it's possible that some dealers may have to close.

Making Sense of the Mixed-Up Unemployment Report

Far more jobs were lost than expected in December, but the overall rate remained at 10%. Indeed, the report held a little something for bulls and bears alike. But one thing is starting to become clear: It appears unemployment has peaked.