By Bria Brown

(CBS DETROIT) – Ford Motor Company and Fiat Chrysler reported better than expected earnings in the third quarter.

Ford says it earned $2.4 billion in net income.

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An increase in demand for the automakers SUVs and pick-up trucks helped boost sales.

Fiat Chrysler reported $2.7 billion in earnings before taxes.

The automakers says its new line of jeep trucks is helping boost sales.

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