Like all automakers, Ford's trying to balance selling profit-making vehicles and preparing for an uncertain future.
There are several reasons for the frenzy.
A 740 today may not mean the same thing as a decade ago.
French bonds fell today in the wake of Moody's downgrading the nation's credit rating. So is the second largest economy in Europe shrugging its collective shoulders? Non!
Moody's Investors Service has lowered the outlook for the credit ratings of three of Europe's strongest economies: Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Germany. It's part of a busy day in Europe that has investors on-edge -- markets there are barely moving.
The credit rating agency Moody's slashed the ratings of 15 of the world's biggest financial institutions, including Citigroup and Bank of America here in the U.S. and Barclays and Credit Suisse in Europe.
Moody's has downgraded the credit ratings of 15 banks in Europe and North America -- that continues to rattle markets in Asia and Europe today so far.