| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Boosted by strong sales, Boeing Co. beat analysts' estimates for its first quarter largely because of faster production of commercial jetliners.
The Chicago aerospace giant reported a profit of $965 million, or $1.28 a share. That's down 12.7% from $1....
| Apr 4, 2014
| 6:13 AM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy added a fairly solid number of new jobs in March as employers reverted to their average pace of hiring after the unusually harsh winter weather.
The Labor Department said Friday that the economy created a net 192,000 new...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The stock market is hitting new highs — just as corporate profit growth is slowing to a crawl.
Rising earnings helped drive share prices to a series of record peaks in the last few years. But that dynamic could be tested this week when companies...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Shares in McCormick & Co. Inc. surged nearly 5.5 percent Tuesday after it announced that its profit rose nearly 9 percent in the first quarter as the spice company used digital marketing to build its brand and launched new products around the world....
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Thanks to declining fuel prices, the nation's airlines reported healthy profits in 2013 and can expect a record number of passengers on international flights this spring.
That was the message Wednesday from Airlines for America, the trade group for...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:07 AM
U.S. job growth accelerated sharply in February despite the icy weather that gripped much of the nation, easing fears of an abrupt economic slowdown and keeping the Federal Reserve on track to continue reducing its monetary stimulus.
Employers added 175,...
| 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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Time Warner Inc. said the performance of two movies - "The LEGO Movie" and "300: Rise of An Empire" -helped the company increase first quarter profit by 71%, while revenue increased at its three major divisions, the Warner Brothers studio, the Turner...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Travel website owner Priceline Group Inc will buy restaurant reservation website operator OpenTable Inc for $2.6 billion, aiming to broaden its offerings in an increasingly competitive online travel industry.
Priceline's offer of $103 per share for the...