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Starbucks sees grounds for optimism as sales in China rebound

Jan 27, 2021
The coffee giant has been able to weather the pandemic by expanding its drive-thru and online ordering.
Starbucks has the resources to weather the COVID-19 slowdown, one analyst says. Above, a woman wearing a face mask walks past a Starbucks in Beijing on Jan. 30, 2020.
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As more and more people download video games, what's the future for retailers?

Dec 8, 2020
Video game retailer GameStop reports third quarter earnings, but its business model may be getting old.
An 11-year-old boy plays Fortnite, on April 23, 2020, in South Pasadena, California.
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Zoom's fate tied to future of remote work

Nov 30, 2020
The company could face headwinds once COVID-19 restrictions are reduced.
A cat takes part in a Zoom call in Milan, Italy, this May.
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Zoom, ubiquitous technology during the pandemic, may face tougher competition

Aug 31, 2020
The videoconferencing company reports quarterly earnings for a period when its user population has ballooned.
A student attends a University of New Mexico class via Zoom. The software has become synonymous with video calls.
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Quarterly earnings will show how Disney is weathering the pandemic economy

Aug 3, 2020
COVID-19 hurt its cruise and theme park businesses, but the company is also capitalizing on the "stay-at-home" market with its streaming service.
People demonstrate social distancing at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida in this handout photo from the company.
Matt Stroshane/Walt Disney World Resort via Getty Images

Quarterly bank earnings may tell a bigger story about the U.S. economy right now

Jul 13, 2020
Banks touch many sectors of the economy, that may be struggling — or thriving — during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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As corporate earnings season rolls on, winners and losers emerge

Tariffs are costing some companies plenty. Others are immune, at least for now, and benefiting from tax cuts.
“We have the highest prices in the world right now for aluminum and steel,” said Kristin Dziczek, a vice president at the Center for Automotive Research. Above, Ford Mustangs are assembled at a plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, in 2004.
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As corporate earnings season rolls on, winners and losers emerge

Tariffs are costing some companies plenty. Others are immune, at least for now, and benefiting from tax cuts.
“We have the highest prices in the world right now for aluminum and steel,” said Kristin Dziczek, a vice president at the Center for Automotive Research. Above, Ford Mustangs are assembled at a plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, in 2004.
Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

P&G posts gains thanks to growing Shave Club. Wait. What?

Oct 19, 2018
Procter & Gamble posted its strongest quarterly sales growth after five years of no growth. Some savvy rebranding of old, familiar products and the introduction of organics has helped pull in younger customers. The company also trimmed its marketing budget worldwide, and there’s been a lot of growth in the subscription Gillette Shave Club. Click […]

P&G posts gains thanks to growing Shave Club. Wait. What?

Oct 19, 2018
Procter & Gamble posted its strongest quarterly sales growth after five years of no growth. Some savvy rebranding of old, familiar products and the introduction of organics has helped pull in younger customers. The company also trimmed its marketing budget worldwide, and there’s been a lot of growth in the subscription Gillette Shave Club. Click […]