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FILE- In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, a shopper loads her car after shopping at a Walmart in Pittsburgh. Walmart Inc. reports earnings on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 17, 2018 - 6:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart's improving store experience and rebounding online sales helped to power first-quarter results. The world's largest retailer reported Thursday that both revenue and profits beat Wall Street estimates. Sales at stores opened at least a year rose a solid 2.1 percent. It's an...
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In this Wednesday, May 16, 2018, photo, the JC Penney logo is seen hanging outside the Manhattan mall in New York. J.C. Penney Co. reports earnings on Thursday, May 17. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
May 17, 2018 - 8:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney cut its outlook for the year as it trims costs to help offset declining revenue. The company's first-quarter loss is along the lines of what analysts had expected, and revenue topped expectations. But its outlook for the year is short of most projections. Shares slid 11...
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FILE- In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, the CVS Health logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. CVS Health reports earnings Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 02, 2018 - 8:07 am
CVS Health first-quarter earnings climbed nearly 5 percent and topped Wall Street expectations, as the nation's second-largest drugstore chain filled more prescriptions at its stores and got a sales bump from the timing of Easter. The company also released a 2018 earnings forecast that was much...
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FILE- This Dec. 4, 2017, file photo shows a tablet of Pfizer's Viagra, left, and the company's generic version, sildenafil citrate, at Pfizer Inc., headquarters in New York. Pfizer Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, May 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 01, 2018 - 2:17 pm
Pfizer posted slightly higher sales and a 14 percent jump in profit in the first quarter, thanks to lower restructuring costs and a much-lower tax rate, but its revenue still missed Wall Street expectations. The maker of pain medicine Lyrica and the blockbuster Prevnar 13 vaccine against...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2017, file photo, a sign stands on the campus of the Aetna headquarters, in Hartford, Conn. Aetna Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, May 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)
May 01, 2018 - 10:38 am
Aetna made $1.21 billion and beat Wall Street earnings expectations in the first quarter, as the health insurer moved closer to sealing its roughly $69 billion combination with CVS Health. The nation's third largest insurer said Tuesday that it swung to a profit after booking a loss in the first...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2016, file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, April 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 30, 2018 - 2:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes were lower in mid-afternoon trading on Monday after an early burst of buying faded away. The S&P 500 jumped at the open of trading following a series of buyout deals and strong earnings reports. But the index sagged as noon approached, weighed down by losses...
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April 30, 2018 - 9:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening higher following a spate of buyout announcements and strong earnings reports. McDonald's jumped 3.7 percent to one of the biggest gains in the S&P 500 after it reported healthier...
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FILE- In this Feb. 17, 2017, file photo an American flag hangs on the front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
April 27, 2018 - 10:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Online retailer Amazon is surging to new highs Friday following a strong first quarter and tech giants Microsoft and Intel are also climbing, but U.S. stocks are just modestly higher overall. Weak results from Exxon Mobil are weighing on energy companies. Asian stocks climbed...
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FILE - This April 25, 2017, file photo, shows Exxon service station signs in Nashville, Tenn. Exxon Mobil Corp. reports earnings Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 27, 2018 - 10:04 am
DALLAS (AP) — Motorists who are paying 40 cents a gallon more than last spring should have no trouble understanding why Exxon's profit is up. Higher oil prices drove Exxon's first-quarter profit up by 16 percent to $4.65 billion, the oil giant's best first quarter in three years, despite falling...
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FILE- This March 24, 2018, file photo shows a sign in a Starbucks located in downtown Pittsburgh. Starbucks Corp. reports earns on Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
April 26, 2018 - 7:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks' sales have not suffered over the outcry that ensued when two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia store, CEO Kevin Johnson said Thursday, but he vowed to remain committed to ensuring such an incident never happens again. The coffee chain reported second-quarter sales...
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