Google's privacy problems

Oct 17, 2013
With Google set to report its earnings, the company is taking some heat about privacy issues.
Posted In: Google, Earnings, privacy

So goes tech earnings, so goes the economy?

Jul 18, 2013
Intel and eBay are forecasting choppy waters for the second half of the year. Google and Microsoft will release their latest business reports later today.
Posted In: Earnings, ebay, Intel, Google

Is Madison Ave. living it up like Don Draper?

Jul 18, 2013
As the advertising industry embraces the Internet, it still depends on an older technology to deliver results.
Posted In: advertising, Omnicom, Publicis Groupe, Earnings

Why it's a good time to be Goldman Sachs

Jul 16, 2013
Goldman Sachs reported its latest business results on Tuesday. Profits -- as measured by net income -- hit $1.9 billion in the second quarter, twice the performance of the quarter before.
Posted In: Goldman Sachs, Earnings, banking

IBM and Google earnings: An old bellwether and a new one

Jul 16, 2013
The earnings reports will certainly express some things about the state of the tech world, but also perhaps, the condition of the larger economy.
Posted In: Google, IBM, Yahoo, Earnings

JPMorgan's profits foretell good economic fortunes

Jul 12, 2013
JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo reported higher profits, after a quarter in which interest rates rose sharply.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Earnings

Rising interest rates impacts banks

Jul 12, 2013
As Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase kick off bank earnings season, it's a chance to see the effect rising interest rates are having on our nation's banks.
Posted In: Banks, interest rates, Earnings, Federal Reserve

The problem with focusing on shareholder value

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.
Posted In: shareholders, Earnings
A shopper with a telltale bag walks outside a Macy's store in San Francisco in 2013.

Department stores confront slow economy and online sales

May 15, 2013
It's a big week for department-store earnings. How are they faring in the stutter-step economic recovery?
Posted In: Earnings, Macy's, retail sales

Earnings are up, but hold your applause

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.
Posted In: Taxes, Earnings