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After fiscal deal, markets settle into new reality

Jan 7, 2013
Immediately following the fiscal agreement, U.S. stocks had their best week in more than a year last week, but will the optimism last?
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Earnings

Facebook employees poised to cash in

Oct 23, 2012
Restrictions on the sale of Facebook stock by the social media firm's employees end this week, meaning many of them will be millionaires, not just millionaires "on paper." But the sale will likely drive the stock price down.
Posted In: Facebook, stock, Earnings, Tech

Weak ad revenue pulls Google down

Oct 19, 2012
Yesterday Google accidentally fired off its earnings announcement three hours ahead of schedule and profits fell quite short of expectations.
Posted In: Google, Microsoft, Earnings

Google shares drop as declining ad prices hit profits

Oct 18, 2012
Google's quarterly earnings report was mistakenly released while markets were open, instead of after. A 20 percent drop in profits, as prices of online and mobile ads decline, sent shares down immediately.
Posted In: Google, Earnings

Bank earnings kick off with JPMorgan blockbuster

Oct 12, 2012
The financial sector is doing better than last year on a bumper mortgage business and lower loan-loss reserves.
Posted In: JPMorgan, Earnings

U.S. a dim brightspot in the global economy

Oct 9, 2012
The third-quarter earnings season kicked off today with an ominous warning about global growth from the IMF. A weak consolation for Americans is that we are the only major economy where the IMF expects decent growth in the next year.
Posted In: IMF, Earnings, global economy

Earnings under spotlight as economy slows

Oct 8, 2012
Third-quarter earnings season begins this week, with some analysts predicting the first decline in S&P 500 profits since 2009.
Posted In: Earnings

Staples loses sales, Target nabs a profit

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
Posted In: staples, office, Earnings, Target

Pfizer profits jump despite loss of Lipitor patent

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.
Posted In: Pfizer, Earnings, pharmaceuticals

BP oil earnings report shows signs of weakness

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.
Posted In: BP, Oil, Earnings

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