Financial performance

FILE- This April 24, 2017, photo shows the outside of a McDonald's restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh. McDonald’s isn’t ready to stop offering plastic straws, despite environmental concerns. A shareholder proposal to pressure the world’s biggest hamburger chain on the matter was voted down at the company’s annual meeting Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
May 24, 2018 - 11:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's isn't ready to stop offering plastic straws, despite environmental concerns. A shareholder proposal to pressure the world's biggest hamburger chain on the matter was voted down at the company's annual meeting Thursday. The proposal by activist group SumOfUs asked for a...
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FILE- In this May 23, 2017, file photo, a Best Buy store sign is illuminated, in Orange, Calif. Best Buy Co. Inc. reports earnings on Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
May 24, 2018 - 11:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy posted strong sales of mobile phones, appliances, and smart computing products as it showed in its financial results that store chains can still thrive as shoppers buy more online. The nation's largest consumer electronic was also buoyed by stronger consumer confidence in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2016, file photo, Harvey Weinstein attends amfAR's New York Gala honoring him in New York. Harvey Weinstein's lawyer said in a court filing that federal prosecutors in New York have launched a criminal investigation into the film producer, in addition to a previously disclosed probe by the Manhattan District Attorney. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 23, 2018 - 6:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyer said in a court filing that federal prosecutors in New York have launched a criminal investigation into the film producer, in addition to a previously disclosed probe by the Manhattan District Attorney. Attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a declaration...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2009 file photo, colored "Sweethearts" candy is held in bulk prior to packaging at the New England Confectionery Company in Revere, Mass. Four bidders are vying to buy the bankrupt manufacturer of Necco Wafers, Sweethearts and other iconic candies. A bankruptcy auction is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 23, 2018 - 5:31 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The 171-year-old candy maker known for its chalky Necco Wafers and those little inscribed hearts that are everywhere on Valentine's Day was sold in bankruptcy court Wednesday. The Ohio-based Spangler Candy Co. had the winning $18.83 million bid for the New England Confectionery Co.,...
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FILE- This March 20, 2018, file photo shows the Uber app on an iPad in Baltimore. Uber reports earnings Wednesday, March 23. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 23, 2018 - 4:39 pm
Three investors are looking to buy stakes in Uber in an offer that values the company at $62 billion. The ride-hailing giant said Wednesday the investors want to buy up to $600 million worth of the private company's stock. They're offering $40 per share, giving Uber a valuation that's nearly 30...
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FILE- In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo sales associate Bob Henriques, of Framingham, Mass., moves items at a Lowe's retail home improvement and appliance store, in Framingham. Lowe's Companies Inc. reports earnings on Wednesday, May 23. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
May 23, 2018 - 7:18 am
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Lowe's, which named a new CEO this week, is reporting weak profit and revenue numbers for its first quarter in which harsh winter weather cut into the traditional spring sales season. The Mooresville, North Carolina, company earned $988 million, or $1.19 per share, for the...
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FILE - This May 3, 2017, file photo shows the logo on a Target store in Upper Saint Clair, Pa. Target Corp. reports earnings on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 23, 2018 - 6:53 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target, which is pushing through a year of transition, is posting weaker-than-expected profits for the first quarter. The Minneapolis retailer on Wednesday reported a profit of $718 million, or $1.33 per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains and to account for discontinued...
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Trader Andrew Silverman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. U.S. stocks are making modest gains as energy companies rise with oil prices and banks also move higher. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 22, 2018 - 5:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks faded Tuesday afternoon and finished the day mostly lower as industrial companies and retailers fell. Smaller and more U.S.-focused companies slumped after setting records the last few days. Large industrial companies like Boeing, 3M and Caterpillar slipped, and retailers...
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May 22, 2018 - 4:59 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin say The Weinstein Company owes them at least $150,000 for optioning the rights to their book in order to make a yet unaired television series based on their son's legacy. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin filed court papers last...
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May 22, 2018 - 3:37 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's seven casinos all remained profitable during the first quarter of this year, but those profits are shrinking even as two new competitors prepare to join the market. Figures released Tuesday by the state Casino Control Commission show Atlantic City's...
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