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Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at a news conference on June 18, 2014, in Seattle, Washington

When online retail giant Amazon reports third-quarter earnings after the bell Thursday, investors will be looking for updates on a range of recent initiatives and acquisitions from the company that rarely turns a profit. Some pertinent questions: How much are its efforts to attract and retain customers hurting its earnings growth? Are small businesses adopting …

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Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

U.S. stocks surged on Thursday after heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar boosted its full-year profit outlook and an unexpected increase in euro-zone manufacturing eased worries about the global economy. Thursday’s economic reports had the four-week average of Americans filing for jobless benefits dropping to a 14-year low. The Conference Board’s index of leading indicators for September is expected …

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Caterpillar reported a quarterly profit that soared past Wall Street expectations on Thursday, with the CEO attributing that strength to internal operational efficiencies such as lean manufacturing and cost reductions from the supply base. Shortly after the earnings release, Cat boss Doug Oberhelman told CNBC that “in a flat sales environment for two years” his …

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A Boeing 787-8 Air China jet.

Boeing reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts’ expectations on Wednesday, and the aerospace giant raised its full-year guidance. After the earnings announcement, the company’s shares rose in premarket trading. (Get the latest quote here.) The company posted third-quarter earnings of $2.14 a share, up from $1.80 a share in the year-earlier period. Revenue …

Road ahead for Harley

Harley Davidson saw profits dip last quarter, but earnings still topped the Street’s forecasts.

Coca-Cola, McDonald’s see profits fall

McDonald’s and Coca-Cola reported disappointing earnings as both Dow components have struggled with changing consumer tastes.

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Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer

Yahoo is set to report earnings after the closing bell on Tuesday, and CEO Marissa Mayer will be in the hot seat yet again. With the company’s core business still struggling, its stake in Alibaba dwindling and investor pressure mounting, there will be plenty for Mayer to talk about during the conference call. Investors, though, will …


Dow component McDonald’s reported net income that dropped 30 percent and revenue that missed analysts’ expectations on Tuesday as the fast-food giant battled declining traffic in all major segments. After the earnings announcement, the company’s shares fell in pre-market. (Click here to get the latest quotes for the fast food giant.) Net income during the third …

IBM earnings miss

IBM posted earnings that missed on both the top and bottom lines.

Apple trounces estimates

Apple easily beat Wall Street forecasts, and its sales outlook for the current quarter came in ahead of expectations.

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Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty dismissed talk of the tech company splitting up, despite its large size and Monday’s earnings miss. “There is no doubt that marketplace speed has increased,” she said. “We have a very clear strategy about how to take this company to the future.” Still, Rometty said the company plans to have divested …


Warren Buffett does not like to lose money in general, so losing $1 billion before lunch on a Monday morning can not be going down well. The plunge in IBM shares Monday after its weak earnings results cost the Oracle of Omaha dearly. The stock fell $15.05 at the open, and Buffett held about 70.2 …

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U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday, extending the S&P 500’s longest weekly loss streak since 2011, after International Business Machines cut its earnings forecast. “It’s not the entirety of technology. It’s not the entirety of the whole market, but a down 8 percent IBM is going to take the market down,” said Art Hogan, chief market …

Netflix shares sink on subscriber woes

Julia Boorstin spoke to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings after the company beat earnings estimates, but reported lower than expected subscriber growth.

Netflix disappoints

Netflix shares tumbled after the company reported slower subscriber growth.