Jul 20, 2012 Several big American companies -- General Electric, Schlumberger, Microsoft -- reported weak earnings and quarterly losses today. The question is, are we due for another round of major layoffs?
Jul 18, 2012 Bank of America just reported its quarterly earnings and they're better than expected: $2.5 billion in profit. What does that mean for the U.S. economy on the whole?
Heidi N. Moore
Jul 13, 2012 JPMorgan Chase has just released its quarterly earnings report, and the big number to report is: $4.4 billion. That's the new estimate for the size of JPMorgan's loss from risky trading bets.
Jul 9, 2012 Today the aluminum company Alcoa kicks off America's quarterly corporate earnings season. Markets are bracing for disappointing numbers which may last through the Summer and Fall.
Jul 9, 2012 After the markets close today, everybody on Wall Street will be waiting to hear from the big aluminum producer Alcoa. The company's earnings are likely to give us clues about a lot more than metal.
Jul 5, 2012 Amidst glimpses of positive economic indicators, dismal consumer confidence continues as retail sales figures are down for chain stores in June.
Stacey Vanek Smith
May 31, 2012 A study this morning from job outplacement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas found layoffs rose in May to their highest level in eight months.
May 31, 2012 The U.S. economy added less jobs than expected in May. At the same time, the number of workers filing for unemployment benefits rose, and the number of planned layoffs in hit an eight month high.
May 9, 2012 Kate Warne, investment strategist at Edward Jones, discusses why profits are up at Macy's given all the things weighing on consumers, and the latest earnings from Toyota and Disney.