Health care earnings preview

Bertha Coombs tells us what Wall Street will be watching for as health care companies report earnings this week.

UPS preps for the holidays

UPS delivered strong earnings for shareholders, but investors are focused on how the company will handle the holiday season.

Airline profits soar

With more Americans flying and oil prices falling to $82 a barrel, a handful of U.S. carriers reported very strong third quarter earnings.

Tale of two tech companies

Earnings from technology bellwethers Amazon and Microsoft could not have been more different. Amazon posted a huge miss while Microsoft delivered solid results.

Caterpillar reaps big Q3 profit

Caterpillar was the biggest gainer in the Dow after the company reported quarterly earnings that topped estimates.

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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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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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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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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.