Ford Motor Co. turns in yet another better-than-expected quarterly performance during the third quarter, posting a $266 million pre-tax gain, or $0.15 per share, vs. a $25 million net loss, or $0.01 per share, during like-2003. The auto maker continues to bank on its financial services arm for its strong showing, with Ford Credit netting $1.4 billion during the quarter, 28% better than 2003’s third quarter. While lending operations were strong, the auto maker lost $609 million on ...

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