Oct 8, 2012 Third-quarter earnings season begins this week, with some analysts predicting the first decline in S&P 500 profits since 2009.
Heidi N. Moore
Oct 30, 2012 When the moon is in the seventh house, what’s a Wall Street trader to do? Pay some $300 for a financial astrology newsletter -- to go with stock charts.
Sep 18, 2012 When oil prices fell sharply, the search for an explanation became almost as big a story as the slide itself. Unexplained fluctuations in markets have begun to reveal the anxiety left behind by 2008's financial crisis.
Aug 15, 2012 Shares in the office supply store Staples are down 15 percent this morning after the company said its sales dropped 5.5 percent last quarter. Meanwhile, the discount retailer Target said it made a $700 million profit last quarter
Heidi N. Moore
Aug 2, 2012 Knight Capital’s faulty software sent trading haywire and could sink the brokerage firm. Is technology helping or hurting investor confidence?
Jul 31, 2012 Pfizer seems to be weathering the loss of its patent for Lipitor just fine. The drug company says its second quarter profit jumped 25 percent. That's despite lower revenue, and competition from generics for its cholesterol-fighting blockbuster.
Jul 31, 2012 The British oil company BP is reporting a sharp drop in profits. The company made just $238 million last quarter, compared with more than $5 billion a year ago.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jul 27, 2012 The Commerce Department announced Gross Domestic Product ticked up 1.5 percent in the second quarter. That's down from a growth rate of 2 percent in the first part of the year.
Jul 27, 2012 A lot of the earnings reports we've seen so far this week have been disappointing, including Facebook.
Jul 26, 2012 Yesterday after markets closed we got results from Zynga, the maker of Facebook games like FarmVille. And things ain't looking so good down on the farm.