As earnings season rolls on, what's the mood of corporate America?

Oct 26, 2022
So far this earnings season, most S&P 500 companies that have reported, beat revenue expectations. 
Alphabet, Google's parent company, recently reported disappointing earnings. But overall, S&P 500 companies have beaten expectations this quarter.
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Earnings calls are boring by design

Oct 21, 2022
Yes, they really are that boring on purpose.
Quarterly earnings calls are notoriously monotonous and carefully worded in order to avoid misleading investors.
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It's a big week for earnings calls. Here's what Wall Street is listening for.

Oct 10, 2022
Reports from banks like JPMorgan and consumer companies like PepsiCo can reveal spending trends and signal what businesses see coming.
The Federal Reserve and much of Wall Street hope to see a dip in spending reflected in banks' quarterly earnings, which would signal that the Fed's rate hikes are working. 
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What’s the best way to measure corporate performance?

Feb 18, 2022
“There isn’t one,” said Patrick Badolato, a professor of accounting. But investors and analysts use “net income” and “EBITDA” in their attempts.
Obscure financial metrics "seem to tell a nice and neat and tidy story, and the reality is messy and nuanced,” said Patrick Badolato, an associate professor of accounting at the University of Texas.
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Pandemic-fueled demand for traveling nurses creates growing earnings disparity

Jan 10, 2022
Pay for travel nurses is skyrocketing, making some staff nurses question why they stay.
The pay for traveling nurses has spiked, creating a wider pay gap for staff nurses.
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Women gamers finding it difficult to level up earnings in esports

Sep 13, 2021
Among the top 300 moneymakers in esports, none of them are women.
Women gamers have made plenty of progress in gaming, except in esports, where anything approached equal pay is elusive.
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What this Dutch semiconductor company could tell you about the car market

Aug 2, 2021
NXP is one of the top suppliers of computer chips to automakers.
The Nijmegen, Netherlands headquarters of Dutch chip maker NXP in 2015.
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For public good, not for profit.

The chips (makers) are down: Semiconductors suffer on trade tensions

Jun 14, 2019
The industry hoped things would pick up this year. The industry was wrong.
Semiconductors are pictured on a circuit board used in a Samsung video camera in San Jose, California.
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Can credit card companies sustain their rewards programs?

Apr 19, 2019
American Express recently reported quarterly earnings, showing that its single-biggest expense was credit card rewards.
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