What it might mean if Trump succeeds in cutting the business tax rate

Mar 16, 2017
President Donald Trump reminded Fox News’ Tucker Carlson last night that he aims to bring taxes “way down” on businesses, from 35 percent to 15 percent. But a lot of companies don’t pay 35 percent, because they take deductions and exclusions to shave their tax bill. A drop in the overall tax rate could make […]

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McDonald's wants to serve up a giant turnaround

May 4, 2015
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Corporate earnings: up. Hiring: not so much.

Aug 8, 2014
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Global slowdown hits corporate profits

Oct 23, 2012
Illinois Tool Works isn’t a known bellwether, but its earnings show key trends: As export markets cool, profits come from U.S. sales and cost cuts.

Corporate earnings expected to disappoint

Oct 9, 2012
Companies in the S&P 500 predict lower third-quarter earnings by a four-to-one margin.

For corporate health, check sales -- not profit

Jul 25, 2012
Nearly halfway through earnings season, companies are making profits but falling short on sales. The sluggish economy is taking a toll.

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What to learn from this season's earnings

Apr 19, 2012
The corporate earnings reports are flooding in this morning, with companies like Southwest Airlines and Verizon telling us how they did in the first part of this year. In recent quarters, companies have padded their profits by cutting costs.

What we can expect from earnings season

Apr 10, 2012
With some tough economic news in the last week or so with the jobs report, and today some evidence of a slowdown in China, Wall Street is anticipating modest reports from corporations.

Low expectations for earnings season

Apr 9, 2012
Corporate earnings season is kicking off. Corporate profits have been the engine behind the stock market's recent rally, but there's worry on Wall Street that earnings are losing momentum.