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  • Chris Tinker, equity strategist and founder of Libra Investment Services, tells CNBC that bank profits have rallied but probably have reached their peak for the short-term future.

  • Is the Worst Over for Chinas Corporate Earnings? Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 4:03 AM ET
    A local investor watches the share-prices index display at a stock brokerage in Shanghai.

    Chinas corporate reporting season for the third quarter kicks off on Monday amid profit warnings and earnings downgrades, but analysts think the worst may be over for Chinese firms, with the last quarter of the year expected to bring back some cheer.

  • Groupon's Shares Falling to New Lows     Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 11:07 AM ET

    Frank Sennett, "Groupon's Biggest Deal Ever" author, provides perspective on what the daily deals company has to do to increase its profitability.

  • Airline Profits to Drop in 2012: IATA CEO     Sunday, 10 Jun 2012 | 10:12 PM ET

    Tony Tyler, Director General & CEO, IATA, predicts a $3 billion profit this year for the global airline industry, which he says is still relatively low. The worsening euro zone crisis will result in a further fall in profits for the industry.

  • Profit Margin Pressure & Interest Rate Exposure     Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 5:23 PM ET

    Is the great bond bull trade over? Doug Kass, Seabreeze Partners, discusses his outlook on corporate profit margins and why he believes S&P 500 earnings are likely to fall short relative to consensus forecasts. Also, the winners and losers in a rising rate environment.

  • The Greenest Power Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 12:45 PM ET

    In coming years, energy from waste-heat recovery systems could be the greenest power available, while letting more U.S. businesses squeeze extra energy out of their power bills.

  • Software Keeps Manufacturing Equipment Humming Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 7:49 AM ET
    AssetPoint's TabWare helps Dogfish Head maintain its bottling and brewing equipment.

    Dogfish Head Craft Brewery not only brews beer, it runs its own in-house bottling operation. But disaster struck during one of its bottling runs.

  • Reaping Big Cost Savings With Reverse Auctions Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 1:08 PM ET

    Companies big and small are embracing the model to gain leverage over  suppliers of all kinds of services, goods and materials.   

  • Retailers Use Social Media To Fine-Tune Operations Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 10:23 AM ET
    A man shops at the Abercrombie & Fitch store in the San Francisco Shopping Center in San Francisco, California.

    The ability to monitor consumer tastes gives retailers access to a trove of information that may help them plan product lines and inventory.

  • New Materials Mean Shifting Production Overseas Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 12:19 PM ET

    For American bicycle makers, the move to carbon fiber materials was a case of re-inventing the frame —not the wheel.

  • Two-Tier Economy Looms for UK: Analyst Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 9:53 AM ET

    A two-tier economy is emerging in the UK, with small-cap companies being left behind, Keith McGregor, EMEA head of restructuring at Ernst & Young, told CNBC Monday.

  • Make IT Part of Your Business Strategy Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 2:22 PM ET

    Information technology is, of course, an integral part of running a business. Too often, however, it’s not an integral part of a company’s strategic goals.

  • UK Two-Tier Economy Emerging?     Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 3:30 AM ET

    "Three-quarters of the warnings for this quarter [in the UK] are on small cap companies. There is an emerging tail of a two-tier economy," Keith McGregor, head of restructuring EMEA at Ernst & Young, told CNBC.

  • Smooth Operators Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 2:56 PM ET

    Cost-cutting moves can result from inspiration, or the overlooked obvious, but companies have been thriving on them for decades. It may not raise revenue, but it certainly helps the bottom line.

  • Operational efficiency has become a key to a company's success, especially in an age of thin margins, whether it 's cutting costs, streamlining output or responding to an economic shock.

  • Telecommuting Becomes A Retention Tool Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 2:53 PM ET

    Companies that allow or encourage their employees to work from home, rather than come to the office, are more interested in maintaining a happy workforce than achieving any direct cost savings.

  • Hedging Helps Smooth Cost Structure Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 2:52 PM ET

    While derivatives themselves carry risks and financial scandals have tarnished their image, many companies still use futures contracts, swaps, collars, and other hedging instruments to minimize volatility in their cost of doing business.

  • Grim Outlook for US Banks     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 7:30 PM ET

    Mike Mayo, U.S. banks analyst at CLSA, explains why CLSA lowers target prices on American banks and tells CNBC that U.S. banking sector this year is expected to have the worst revenue growth since 1938.

  • What's the Matter with Banks?     Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 12:25 PM ET

    Are banks too big? A look at the financial sector and whether shareholders will revolt, with Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica senior reporter.

  • Warning Signals?     Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 10:35 AM ET

    Analyzing whether a lack of earnings warnings is a sign of good things to come, with Michael Thompson, Standard & Poor's