Will scandal slow CBS juggernaut?

Aug 3, 2018
CBS reported stellar earnings on Thursday, and CEO Leslie Moonves spoke about a bright future for the network even as he grapples with allegations of sexual misconduct. Similar charges have been leveled at the executive producer of one of the…
Leslie 'Les' Moonves, president and chief executive officer of CBS Corporation, attends the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 11, 2018 in Sun Valley, Idaho.
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Why advertising is no longer the holy grail of tech revenue

Aug 3, 2018
This tech earnings season, services, gadgets, and the cloud won. Advertising ... took a hit.
A picture taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of Google displayed on computers' screens. 
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A down day for Facebook

Jul 26, 2018
Growth is down and spending is up.
The Facebook logo is displayed at the 2018 CeBIT technology trade fair on June 12, 2018 in Hanover, Germany.
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For U.S. companies, costs are rising. This is how tariffs work.

Jul 25, 2018
General Motors shares tumbled Wednesday as the company cited rising steel and aluminum costs as one reason for a smaller profit forecast. GM is not alone. Whirlpool, Coca-Cola and others are starting to tell the story of pain from the…
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Alcoa earnings will give a glimpse of the aluminum industry now that tariffs are in play

Jul 17, 2018
On Wednesday, we get second-quarter earnings from Alcoa, the major aluminum manufacturer. And that may offer clues about how the escalating trade battle is playing out for domestic manufacturers and workers now that tariffs on aluminum and steel are a…

Short-termism not long for Wall Street?

Jun 7, 2018
Only about a quarter of public companies continue to include earnings predictions in their quarterly reports. Guidance is not required by law, and experts say it has become the tail that wags the dog. Once companies forecast earnings for the…

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CEOs say trade uncertainty is restraining hiring and investing

Jun 6, 2018
CEOs aren’t feeling as optimistic about the economy as they did earlier this year. A quarterly survey from the Business Roundtable shows CEOs have lowered their expectations for hiring, spending and sales over the next six months. They’re nervous about the…

Wall Street nervous? No apologies from Elon Musk

May 3, 2018
Tesla stocks fell 8 percent when the market opened today following the company’s earnings call May 2. Elon Musk says Tesla will be a year late on its promise to deliver 5,000 Model 3 cars per week. Right now Tesla has more…

Here’s what bank earnings tell us about the economy

Apr 12, 2018
The fundamentals of this economy are strong right now but you wouldn’t always know it from the stock markets lately. Volatility has been the word of recent weeks. But on Friday big banks including JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup are expected…

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