*Results hit by weak Latin America, disappointing N. America. MILAN, July 30- Fiat plans to review its leasing and sales incentive practices in North America to boost margins in the region as it seeks to meet its global full-year targets despite persistent weakness in Latin America and further losses in Europe.
July 30- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc reported a lower profit owing to higher costs on Wednesday, as mounting concerns about increased medical spending drove health insurance industry shares lower for a second straight day.
BOCA RATON, Fla.— ADT Corp. on Wednesday reported net income that decreased by 27 percent in its fiscal third quarter, and beat analysts' expectations. The Boca Raton, Florida- based company said earnings dropped to $82 million, or 47 cents per share, from $113 million, or 52 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.
SAN ANTONIO— Valero Energy Corp. on Wednesday reported earnings that climbed by 26 percent in its second quarter, and fell short of analysts' expectations. The San Antonio- based company said net income increased to $588 million, or $1.10 per share, from $466 million, or 85 cents per share, in the same quarter a year ago.
NEW YORK— IAC/InterActiveCorp, the Internet company controlled by Barry Diller, posted a second-quarter loss on Wednesday due largely to a write-down on its investment in Internet TV service provider Aereo.
AKRON, Ohio— Goodyear Tire's second-quarter earnings jumped 18 percent to $213 million, though revenue was softer than many had expected and volume slowed in Latin America. Adjusted earnings of 80 cents per share matched Wall Street estimates, according to a poll by Zacks Investment Research.
The Schaffhausen, Switzerland- based company said earnings increased to $182 million, or 93 cents per share, from $172.5 million, or 88 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 75 cents per share.
China is muscling tech firms and investors need to pay attention — this could impact future earnings, says Michael Yoshikami.
Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets managing director, discusses if Twitter is on the same P&L path that Facebook followed. Mahaney says from an advertising perspective the difference between the two is night and day.
With tablet sales declining, Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, and Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners co-founder, discuss the troubled state of tablets. The "Squawk Alley" crew provides insight.
RICHMOND, Va.— MeadWestvaco Corp. on Wednesday reported net income that rose by 2.8 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The Richmond, Virginia- based company said profit increased to $73 million, or 43 cents per share, from $71 million, or 39 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.
Carlos Tavares, PSA Peugeot CEO, says the group's turnaround plan is showing its first good result but adds that he remains cautious on Europe.
Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners co-founder, explains the monetization challenges facing Twitter. McNamee says Twitter's core problem is getting users engaged and deeply using the product.
Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, and CNBC's Jon Fortt, discuss Twitter's quarterly earnings. Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners co-founder, reveals the real issues with the social network.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin discusses her conversation with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo after the social network's earnings beat. Costolo says his goal is to have the largest total audience in the world.
The company also announced a plan to buy back up to an additional $1 billion in shares through the end of 2015 after completing a $1 billion program announced last October.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.— Taser International Inc. on Wednesday reported profit that declined by 13 percent in its second quarter on higher expenses, but results beat expectations and sales surged, helped by higher sales of weapon handles to law enforcement agencies.
Do analysts have Twitter all wrong or is it really a growth opportunity? Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, shares her thoughts on the social network and what's driving growth.
*Q2 post-tax ENI of 73 cents/ share vs estimated 74 cents. July 30- Carlyle Group LP said on Wednesday its second-quarter earnings doubled from a year earlier as one of its European buyout funds started paying performance fees, highlighting the growth potential of its private equity business in Europe.
Discussing Twitter's outperformance and how the World Cup impacted user growth, with Arvind Bhatia, Sterne Agee senior research analyst.