Ford said Tuesday it is investing $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities.
The champagne flowed, cheers rang out and "il Tricolore" flags were enthusiastically waved. But behind the scenes there was probably a huge collective sigh of relief.
Neighborhood clean-ups are being offered around the city of Yuma.
Ford Motor said its profit will fall by about 50% in the current quarter, due to weakness in the auto industry that's already been reported by rivals such as General Motors.