Strong results for March were helped in part by a recovering housing industry and its need for new trucks.
Precious metals tumble as inflation fears ease and the US economy shows strength.
Stocks move higher, setting up the Dow and S&P to recover Monday's losses.
Analysts see upside potential of 60% or more for TRW and Oil States even as the market hits record highs.
Buyers are ignoring Social Security tax increases and global worries, says a top exec at auto research company Edmunds. But Ford and GM may not be enjoying the gains.
The mockups, created by an Indian agency, were never commercially used, but the company is still in hot water for these images of bound and gagged women.
The automaker's shares don't reflect the looming arrival of the K2XX pickup truck, and analysts say investors just have to be patient.
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Serious issues like drought and the deterioration of the developed world spell opportunity for this industry leader.
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