It seems the pressure of the Global Financial Crisis may be easing, at least where Ford Motor Company is concerned.

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The New York Times have reported yesterday that Wall Street stocks rose in hesitant trade the night prior after a surprise profit reported by Ford boosted market sentiment.

Ford's third-quarter profit of US$997 million (AUD$1,103 million), and comments that it was on track to become "solidly profitable", led Mr Douglas McIntyre of 24/7 Wall Street magazine to refer to the United States' number two manufacturer as "a little miracle."

"Almost no one thought Ford could make money in North America -- except Ford," said Mr McIntyre.

Ford rose 8.29 per cent among key stocks after the announcement yesterday surprised analysts expecting another loss from the manufacturer.