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.
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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…

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…

Bank earnings are way, waaay up. Here’s why.

Oct 16, 2018
Quarterly earnings reports out this week from the major banks including JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America show very, very strong gains. Many companies are benefiting from the changed tax code, but banks are a special case. Click…

Bank earnings are way, waaay up. Here’s why.

Oct 16, 2018
Quarterly earnings reports out this week from the major banks including JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America show very, very strong gains. Many companies are benefiting from the changed tax code, but banks are a special case. Click…

Mid-luxury brands say no to discounted goods

Jul 31, 2018
Ralph Lauren posts earnings bump by leaning in to full priced products
People walk by Ralph Lauren's Fifth Avenue Polo store on April 4, 2017 in New York City.
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