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  • As stocks hit record highs, so do profit warnings Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 12:20 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    A potential warning to stock investors of weaker-than-expected 4Q-2013 earnings is shaping up to be the most negative on record. USA Today reports.

  • Nikkei Business Report     Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group said its first-half net profit increased 53% on the year to 5 billion dollars. Sachiko Kishida reports.

  • This Analyst Says Balfour Beatty Still a Buy     Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Andy Brown, analyst at Panmure Gordon, explains why he keeps his buy stance on Balfour Beatty, despite the company issuing a second profit warning in six months.

  • Stock in 60 Seconds: Fast Retailing     Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 11:13 PM ET

    CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar looks at shares of Fast Retailing in the daily 'Stock in 60' segment, which swung heavily after releasing Q2 operating profits that missed expectations.

  • Tiffany's Earnings Not That Sparkly?     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    Stacey Widlitz, president of S.W. Retail Advisors and CNBC Contributor, reminds CNBC ahead the release of earnings that Tiffany's has warned of lower profits over the last four quarters and is currently going through a huge deceleration due to a tough competitive market and mismanagement of guidance.

  • POSCO Profit Slumps, Warns of 10% Cut in 2013 Sales Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 3:01 AM ET
    POSCO headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.

    POSCO, the world's No.5 steelmaker by output, reported a 51 percent slump in quarterly operating profit as tepid demand and falling prices offset lower raw material costs helped by a firmer local currency.

  • E&Y: UK Profit Warnings Highest Since 2008     Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 3:45 AM ET

    Keith McGregor, head of restructuring at Ernst and Young, tells CNBC that the retail sector is omitted from the survey because they successfully reset market expectations to expect lower earnings.

  • 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.