| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
After the stock market's phenomenal five-year bull run, finding undiscovered gems today is no easy feat. But we expect the earnings of the companies below to rise significantly faster than the 10.2-percent average annual earnings growth predicted for...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Bad news for chocolate lovers -- your favorite indulgence is about to get more expensive.
Hershey Co., the nation's leading candy producer, said Tuesday it is raising prices of chocolates such as Kisses, Reese's, Mounds bars and other candies by 8%...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:21 AM
Abbott Laboratories Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday as demand for its recently-recalled infant formulas began to recover and profit margins improved for other business segments.
Sales of nutritional products, the...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:14 PM
The Waterbury-based parent of Webster Bank posted higher second-quarter profits Thursday, with strong loan growth, especially among business borrowers.
Webster Financial Corp. said net income for the quarter ended June 30 was $45.2 million, or 50 cents a...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 3:13 PM
General Electric Co. reported a 13 percent jump in quarterly net income Friday on improved sales of its jet engines and oil and gas equipment, and said it was targeting the initial public offering of its private-label credit-card business for the end of...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:37 AM
McDonald’s Corp.’s CEO once again said the world’s largest restaurant company needs more time to show improvements, after missing Wall Street’s quarterly sales and profit expectations for the second consecutive quarter as it...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Despite a small drop in sales, Lockheed Martin Corp.'s big aircraft contracts helped it post a higher second-quarter profit that topped Wall Street's forecast, the company said Tuesday.
The defense giant, based in Bethesda, Md., earned $880 million, up...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Shares of Chicago-based Potbelly Corp. lost roughly one-fourth of their value in Thursday morning trading, the day after the sandwich chain gave a bleak report on its latest quarter and slashed its expectations for the year.
Some Wall Street analysts...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 3:59 PM
With two Illinois companies making headlines this year for considering a move to more tax-friendly countries in Europe, Sen. Richard Durbin said Monday he will introduce legislation this week that would close tax loopholes for corporations that take...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Walgreen Co. on Tuesday withdrew its profit goals for its 2016 fiscal year, citing unforeseen pressure in its pharmacy operations and a lack of clarity on the final structure it will take following its expected purchase of European drug giant Alliance...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:44 AM
Accenture Plc, a consulting and outsourcing company, reported a better-than-expected 7.5 percent rise in quarterly net revenue, led by a rebound in demand for its consulting services.
Consulting revenue rose 5.7 percent in the third quarter compared with...