Best Buy reports weak sales

Best Buy is forecasting a slow holiday sales season.

Magic of Macy’s missing

Macy’s, a retail industry bellwether, disappoints investors right before the very important holiday season. Will the rest of the sector follow suit?


More than three-quarters of S&P 500 companies have reported third-quarter earnings, but some traders say that there could still be some big surprises. Gina Sanchez of Chantico Global said one of unexpected outperformer could be Toyota Motor, which is set to report earnings on Thursday. With Volkswagen bogged down in its rigged emission test scandal, …

Volkswagen’s huge loss

Volkswagen posted its first quarterly loss in more than 15 years amid fallout from the emission rigging scandal.

Negative revenue growth

We’re halfway through earnings season and one common theme has emerged: lower revenue.

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Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter.

For Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Tuesday’s earnings report is as much about style as substance. Sentiment on Twitter is in the dumps. The stock has plunged 38 percent in the past year, the worst performance among the 10 most-valuable U.S. Internet companies. Dorsey inherited this mess. He was hired as interim CEO in June and, …


General Electric on Friday delivered quarterly earnings that surpassed analysts’ expectations, as its businesses producing jet engines and power turbines offset declines in its oil and gas segment, but revenue fell short of estimates. GE, which backed its full-year profit outlook, said it expects to retire as much as 7 percent of its outstanding floated …


Wal-Mart’s stock meltdown on Wednesday sent jitters throughout markets as investors tried to glean any larger trends about the American consumer. The retail giant cut its forecast for the full year, pushing the shares to their worst day in more than 25 years on a percentage basis. Read More Wal-Mart just raised the stakes for everybody …

Nike’s ambitious plan for growth

The best-performing stock on the Dow this year just set an ambitious target for itself.

Earnings roundup

Recent earnings results may look good on the surface, but there’s more to them than meets the eye.

Yum earnings: Finger lickin’ ugly

Jane Wells explains the challenges Yum Brands is facing.

The market’s next big hurdle

The next big challenge for stocks is fast approaching.

FedEx delivers earnings miss

FedEx lowered its earnings outlook for the year, citing the weak world economy, slower demand and a strong dollar.

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Employees work at Alibaba headquarters in Hangzhou, China.

Alibaba delivered quarterly earnings that topped analysts’ expectations on Wednesday, but revenue was light. The Chinese e-commerce giant posted fiscal first-quarter adjusted earnings of 59 cents a share. Revenue rose to $3.27 billion from $2.54 billion a year ago. The drop in revenue growth came as gross merchandise volume (GMV)—the total value of goods transacted …

Retail earnings previews

Here’s what to expect from retailers when they start reporting this week.