Jun 11, 2013 It's standard practice in today's business world that the focus should be on increasing value to shareholders. But it hasn't always been that way.
May 15, 2013 It's a big week for department-store earnings. How are they faring in the stutter-step economic recovery?
Apr 26, 2013 The GDP growth of 2.5 percent falls short of what economists had predicted. But does that mean bad news for the economy?
Apr 26, 2013 With all the dysfunction in government and economies, why should a 2.5 percent increase in GDP sound bad?
Apr 26, 2013 U.S. GDP grew at an annual pace of 2.5 percent in the first quarter, disappointing investors and many economists. But why is GDP growth necessary?
Apr 25, 2013 So far, the companies have told us mostly good things this earnings season. But Allan Sloan, senior editor-at-large for Fortune magazine, isn't buying it. He says so-called "tax games" obscure business performance.
Apr 24, 2013 Earnings season continues on Wall Street with Procter & Gamble, Ford, Boeing, Qualcomm, and Eli Lilly & Co. all reporting today.
Apr 22, 2013 The U.S. economy will grow by 3 percent this summer, due to a change in the data used to calculate GDP.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Apr 22, 2013 Caterpillar reported disappointing earnings this morning. The heavy-equipment maker announced its profits are down 45 percent and also cut its forecast for the rest of the year.