| May 4, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Central Florida's largest high-tech players — Lockheed Martin Corp. and Harris Corp. — have a big chunk of their revenue prospects hitched to the often controversial, sometimes uneven flight path of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:15 AM
J.C. Penney Co. Inc. shares climbed 25 percent Thursday following an upbeat earnings report suggesting that the department store chan may be turning a corner after two years of massive losses.
Shares were trading at $7.42 up $1.46, or 24.5 percent,...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:48 AM
Three months ago, when Apple reported its holiday earnings, the company posted record revenues thanks to refreshed lines of iPads and iPhones that had launched in the fall.
But instead of basking in a big win, Apple got pounded by Wall Street because...
| 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....
| 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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:05 AM
A Wall Street analyst's survey of McDonald's franchisees suggests that the world' largest restaurant chain may have seen sales rebound at U.S. locations in March, though weak sales in the first quarter overall could lead to some pressure on profits....
| Apr 15, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Lincolnshire-based barcode printer maker Zebra Technologies Corp. said it would buy Motorola Solutions Inc.'s enterprise business, which makes rugged mobile computers, tablets and barcode scanners, for $3.45 billion in cash.
The deal will allow Zebra,...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:27 AM
Abbott Laboratories said Wednesday its first-quarter profit fell 31.1 percent to $375 million, or 24 cents a share, as certain one-time costs, including expenses associated with repatriating international profits, ate away at its bottom line.
| Apr 21, 2014
| 6:08 AM
Hillshire Brands Co. and TreeHouse Foods Inc. each announced an acquisition on Monday, the latest signals that companies want to cater to diners interested in better-for-you and convenient foods.
Both companies have been using acquisitions to grow and...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:38 AM
Illinois Tool Works Inc. posted better-than-expected results on Tuesday, and raised its full-year earnings forecast, citing strong sales of components to the auto industry.
The Glenview-based diversified manufacturer, which makes everything from vehicle...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 9:50 AM
The NBC network is beleaguered no more.
After nearly a decade in the ratings cellar, NBC is poised to finish the prime-time TV season in May in first place in the coveted advertising demographic of viewers aged 18 to 49.
February's coverage of the...