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Detroit Three relying on US truck sales once more for global profits

Central to Ford's profit forecast is continued success for the launch of the aluminium-body F-150 pickup, which is still chugging towards full speed.


DETROIT automakers have come full circle, relying as they did before the financial crisis on profits from selling trucks and sport utility vehicles in the United States to cover losses overseas.

That's the profit formula Detroit was supposed to move beyond after the