| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:45 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc.'s quarterly results topped Wall Street expectations as the technology giant continued to grow its mobile advertising business, propelling its shares into record territory.
The company keeps minting money despite...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Despite recent cruise ship mishaps, Carnival Corp.'s first-quarter earnings were up $37 million, or 5 cents per share, but the cruise ship company cut its annual earnings forecast for the rest of the year.
Beset by Europe's economic problems and...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Ikea Group, the Swedish home goods retailer currently residing in 298 blue-boxed stores in 26 countries, wants to expand. Just don’t rush it.
The company opened 11 new stores in nine countries in its fiscal year ended Aug. 31 – buying the...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:37 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Earlier this week, Gov. Jerry Brown surprised budget watchers with his pessimistic outlook for California’s future, predicting that state revenues will come in about $2 billion lower next year than his administration thought in...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 8:58 AM
Lego’s sales and profits are soaring as the rest of the toy market struggles – and it has girls to thank.
Twice as many girl-centric Lego Friends sets were sold than expected in the first six months of the year, the Danish company said....
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. beat expectations for its most recent fiscal quarter, but the world’s largest retailer is now warning that higher payroll taxes, income tax refund delays and lofty gas prices will cause stagnant sales during the current quarter....
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Shoppers trod carefully in January, lured into stores by retailers dangling post-holiday clearance deals but spending sparingly to balance out higher payroll taxes and lingering economic uncertainty.
Same-store sales at major retailers such as...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Brick-and-mortar is not enough for Macy’s Inc. and Saks Inc.
It’s all about the so-called omni-channel shopping experience for both the department store chain and the luxury retailer. The tactic tries to lure consumers by offering buying...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 8:12 AM
Facebook’s short life so far as a public company continues to be inauspicious, as its stock plunged as much as 17% to a new low of $22.28 in early trading Friday.
Investors are taking out their disappointment on the company after it reported less...
| May 21, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Spring was waiting in the wings longer than expected, but the recuperating housing market was enough to boost Home Depot Inc.’s first-quarter earnings above Wall Street’s expectations.
For the period ended May 5, the largest home-improvement...
| May 16, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported slight upticks in revenue and profit in its first quarter, but the retail behemoth still missed Wall Street’s expectations and watched its stock suffer in morning trading.
The Bentonville, Ark., mega-chain blamed...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Los Angeles nutritional products company Herbalife Ltd. reported $1.1 billion in first-quarter sales and profit that soundly beat analysts' expectations and its own guidance.
The company reported earnings of $118.8 million, or $1.10 a share, up from...