Financial performance

Traders Peter Tuchman, left, and Ryan Falvey work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. U.S. stocks are dipping Friday morning, a day after the market made its biggest gain in two months. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 17, 2017 - 4:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers and smaller U.S. companies jumped again Friday as they continued to report strong third-quarter results, but technology companies and other big U.S. corporations couldn't add to the previous day's gains. A slew of retailers including discount chain Ross Stores, shoe store...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 1, 2017, file photo, customers walk out of a Walmart store in Hialeah Gardens, Fla. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reports earnings, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
November 16, 2017 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A surging online business and strong food sales boosted Walmart's results Thursday ahead of the holiday season, a day after its rival Target offered a cautious forecast that overshadowed progress it has made in bringing more customers to its stores. And Best Buy, the nation's...
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November 15, 2017 - 5:06 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales growth fell below 1 percent in October as demand for sedans contracted, an industry group said Wednesday. Sales rose 0.4 percent over a year ago to 2.3 million units, down from September's 4.1 percent growth, according to the China Association of Automobile...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016, file photo, an American flag flies over a Home Depot store location in Bellingham, Mass. The Home Depot Inc. reports financial results on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
November 14, 2017 - 8:02 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Home Depot beat Wall Street expectations for the third quarter thanks in part to repairs necessitated by Harvey and Irma, a pair of hurricanes that caused tremendous damage in the South. The Atlanta home improvement retailer was one of the inadvertent winners in the aftermath of the...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, file photo, shows a building on the campus of toymaker Mattel, Inc., in El Segundo, Calif. Shares of Mattel soared in after-hours trading Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, after a report that rival Hasbro has made a takeover offer for Mattel. Such a deal could bring together well-known brands like Monopoly, Nerf, Barbie and Hot Wheels. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
November 10, 2017 - 6:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Mattel soared in after-hours trading Friday after a report that rival Hasbro has made a takeover offer for Mattel. Such a deal could bring together well-known brands like Monopoly, Nerf, Barbie and Hot Wheels. The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter...
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November 10, 2017 - 11:34 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House speaker is proposing six laws aimed at protecting consumers from the consequences of a failed project to build two nuclear reactors. South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. and the state-owned utility Santee Cooper have sought to insulate themselves from...
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November 09, 2017 - 5:09 am
BERLIN (AP) — Industrial conglomerate Siemens says its net profit rose 10 percent in the July-September period from a year earlier on a healthy increase in orders, but earnings at its power and gas unit dropped sharply. Munich-based Siemens said Thursday it earned 1.29 billion euros ($1.5 billion)...
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November 09, 2017 - 4:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca says its net income and sales fell in the third quarter as it worked to make up for the loss of patent protection for major products such as Crestor and Seroquel XR. Net income fell 32 percent to $686 million. Product sales slipped to $4.88 billion...
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Nissan Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa bows as Saikawa apologized to customers, dealers, partners and government authorities for the recent faulty inspections scandal, at the start of a press conference in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. is seeing fiscal second-quarter profit slip 3 percent despite growing sales because of costs related to improper vehicle checks in Japan and a massive global air-bag recall in the U.S. Nissan, allied with Renault SA of France, reported Wednesday a July-September profit of 141.6 billion yen ($1.2 billion), down from 146.1 billion yen the same period last year. (Kyodo News via AP)
November 08, 2017 - 1:47 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co.'s fiscal second-quarter profit slipped 3 percent despite growing sales because of costs related to improper vehicle checks in Japan and a massive global air-bag recall in the U.S. The news conference Wednesday announcing the results at the company's...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, SoftBank Group Corp. Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son, left, speaks during a SoftBank World presentation at a hotel in Tokyo. Japanese internet and solar company SoftBank Group Corp. is raising its stake in Sprint Corp. after merger talks with T-Mobile collapsed, signaling its commitment to a turnaround at the U.S. wireless carrier. SoftBank reported Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, that July-September net profit tumbled to 113 billion yen ($991 million) from 528 billion yen a year ago. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
November 06, 2017 - 3:22 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese internet and solar company SoftBank Group Corp. is raising its stake in Sprint Corp. after merger talks with T-Mobile collapsed, signaling its commitment to a turnaround at the U.S. wireless carrier. Tokyo-based SoftBank reported Monday that July-September net profit tumbled...
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