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FILE- This Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange at sunset in lower Manhattan. On Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street as the market gives back some of its gains from the week before. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 06, 2018 - 9:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly higher Monday morning as companies including Tyson Foods and Berkshire Hathaway are rising after their second-quarter reports. Overseas markets are getting off to a sluggish start to the week. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index rose 1 point, to 2,841 as of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, customers line up at a Taco Bell restaurant inside Miami International Airport in Miami. The parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut reported second-quarter results that beat Wall Street’s view, but a key sales metric failed to meet expectations. Sales at Pizza Hut restaurants open at least a year dipped 1 percent. KFC and Taco Bell reported a 2 percent rise in the metric. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
August 02, 2018 - 6:55 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The company that owns KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut is reporting healthy second-quarter profits, though sales at existing stores could create some unease. Yum Brands Inc. posted earnings of $321 million, or 97 cents per share, on Thursday. Excluding nonrecurring items, per-...
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August 02, 2018 - 5:57 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Aetna is posting strong profit numbers, easily beating second-quarter expectations on Wall Street. The Hartford, Connecticut, health insurer on Thursday reported earnings of $1.21 billion, or $3.67 per share. Adjusted for non-recurring gains, profit was $3.43 per share, way...
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FILE- This June 25, 2018 file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, as technology companies rise after a three-day losing streak. Industrial companies were also higher (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
July 31, 2018 - 10:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Tuesday after a three-day losing streak. Industrial and health care companies are making some of the largest gains following strong second-quarter reports. Bloomberg News reported that the U.S. and China are trying to restart trade talks. The Commerce...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, the Pfizer logo is displayed at world headquarters in New York. Pfizer Inc. (PFE) on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, reported second-quarter earnings of $3.87 billion. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 31, 2018 - 6:57 am
Pfizer's second-quarter profit surged 26 percent, thanks to a 4 percent increase in medicine sales, higher income from partnerships and lower tax expenses. The biggest U.S.-based drugmaker on Tuesday beat Wall Street expectations and boosted its 2018 profit forecast. However, Pfizer trimmed its...
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FILE- In this April 23, 2018, file photo the logo for Caterpillar appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Caterpillar’s second-quarter results topped Wall Street’s view, thanks in part to increased demand in its construction industries segment. The maker of heavy equipment and machinery also boosted its full-year adjusted earnings forecast again, citing its performance in the first half of the year and ongoing strength in end markets. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 30, 2018 - 7:28 am
Caterpillar's second-quarter easily beat Wall Street expectations thanks in part to the blistering pace of construction and demand for big machines, a the company boosted its full-year earnings forecast again. Shares rose more than 3 percent Monday in premarket trading. Caterpillar now anticipates...
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July 27, 2018 - 7:33 am
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Profit at Exxon Mobil Corp. surged on rising prices, but not enough for investors who are selling off shares in early trading. The Irving, Texas-based company on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $3.95 billion, or 92 cents per share. The results fell short of Wall Street...
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July 26, 2018 - 3:37 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks says a key sales figure grew only modestly in the U.S. during the second quarter. The chain says sales rose just 1 percent at established domestic locations during the period. In China, that figure declined 2 percent. For the quarter, the company reported a net income on...
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FILE - This July 18, 2018, file photo, shows a sign outside a McDonald's restaurant in Pittsburgh. McDonald's Corp. (MCD) on Thursday, July 26, reported second-quarter net income of $1.5 billion. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
July 26, 2018 - 7:52 am
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald's says a key sales figure rose in its flagship U.S. market during the second quarter, driven by higher prices and more expensive menu items. The world's biggest burger chain says sales rose 2.6 percent at domestic stores open at least 13 months. Globally, the company...
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July 26, 2018 - 6:08 am
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines overcame rising fuel prices to top profit expectations, though an inflight disaster in which a passenger was killed had an adverse effect on revenue. Second-quarter earnings were $733 million, or $1.27 per share. Removing one-time gains, per-share profit was $1.26,...
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