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It’s now been more than a year since crude oil began its vertigo-inducing plunge. Yet S&P 500 Index earnings continue to remind one of the classic joke that references the assassination of America’s 16th president: “Other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?” Based on a mix between the reported earnings and the expectations …

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Amazon shares spiked in early trading Friday after the online retailer blew past quarterly earnings and revenue estimates, boosted by growth in the North American market and cloud computing segment. Shares rose 20 percent, giving the retailer a larger market capitalization than bricks-and-mortar behemoth Wal-Mart. The surge also generated a huge windfall for CEO Jeff …

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China: call it the good, bad and ugly for earnings. The world’s second-largest economy has become a big topic for investors as a deluge of U.S. companies report second-quarter results that have taken a hit from China’s slowdown. From software companies to drugmakers to fast food chains, economic weakness in China is denting multinational companies—and …

Multinational pain

While China is taking a toll on some big companies this earnings season, it’s not the only culprit.

Earnings buoyed by buybacks?

As investors and Wall Street focus on earnings and especially earnings per share, Bob Pisani explains why those critical numbers aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

Why Caterpillar matters

Dominic Chu explains why Caterpillar’s earnings provide a read on the global economy.

Boeing beats

Boeing beat earnings expectations as plane deliveries surged.

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Walter Price, senior portfolio manager with Allianz Global Investors, said on Tuesday that software and hardware companies are struggling to grow in the current tech environment. “The big theme in technology is enterprises adopting cloud, and therefore a lot of companies aren’t buying hardware anymore,” he said in an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk on the …

Verizon’s media transformation

Verizon isn’t just a telecom company anymore. It’s increasingly becoming a big player in the media space.

YouTube’s growth

Julia Boorstin explains why YouTube is so important to Google’s success.

Earnings preview

This week will be one of the busiest for earnings this quarter. Bob Pisani has the three stocks you should pay extra attention to.

GE posts strong results

General Electric reported strong second quarter results and issued a rosy earnings outlook.

Is there a revenue recession

One of the big concerns this earnings season is the ability of companies to generate sales.

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Bank of America reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts’ expectations on Wednesday, helped by lower legal costs. After the earnings announcement, the company’s shares rose in premarket trading. (Click here to track its shares.) Bank of America’s quarterly profit more than doubled from the same period last year, when earnings were hit by big legal …


JPMorgan Chase on Tuesday delivered quarterly earnings that topped analysts’ expectations, helped by lower expenses. The banking giant posted second-quarter earnings of $1.54 per share, up from $1.46 a share in the year-earlier period. Revenue fell to $24.5 billion from $25.35 billion a year ago. Analysts expected to post earnings of $1.44 per share on …