Aluminium maker Alco posts solid profits
Aluminium maker Alco has kicked off earnings season in America with solid profits over the last three months.
The company's net income was $258M, a marked improvement on its net loss of $277m dollars this time last year.
Alco also says it expects the global economic recovery to bring a rise in the demand for aluminium.
Experts say the optimism is a good sign given the continued uncertainty in the US where unemployment remains high.
Caroline Hepker reports from New York.