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FILE - This Oct. 16, 2019, file photo shows a sign at a General Motors facility in Langhorne, Pa. U.S. auto safety investigators have found no apparent defect with the passenger air bag seat sensors in thousands of older General Motors sedans. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration denied a 2013 petition filed by a private crash investigator seeking a formal investigation of full-size cars including the Chevrolet Impala from the 2004 to 2010 model years. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 06, 2020 - 9:20 am
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' first-quarter net income fell 88%, but it still managed to make $247 million despite the arrival of the global coronavirus pandemic. U.S. automakers suspended production in much of the world in late March. For GM, that clipped revenue for the quarter by 6%, to $32.7...
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April 30, 2020 - 4:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's profit fell 29% in the first quarter as its costs for shipping millions of packages to home-bound customers rose. But the online retail behemoth said its sales soared as more people opt to shop online during the coronavirus pandemic. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said...
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FILE - This April 12, 2016 file photo shows the Microsoft logo in Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris, France. Ongoing demand for Microsoft's cloud computing services help softened the blow of the coronavirus pandemic on the software giant's other products during the first three months of the year. The company on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $10.75 billion, up 22% from the same period last year. Net income of $1.40 per share beat Wall Street expectations of $1.27 a share. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
April 29, 2020 - 5:30 pm
Ongoing demand for Microsoft's cloud computing services help softened the blow of the coronavirus pandemic on the software giant's other products during the first three months of the year. The company on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $10.75 billion, up 22% from the same period...
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FILE - This Oct. 21, 2019, photo shows Johnson's Baby Aloe & Vitamin E Powder in Salt Lake City. Johnson & Johnson reports financial results Tuesday, April 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
April 14, 2020 - 7:59 am
Johnson & Johnson, anticipating significant impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, slashed its 2020 sales forecast by billions of dollars and also cut its profit expectations. It's one of the first major U.S. corporations to report first-quarter earnings and likely a harbinger of things to come as...
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February 21, 2020 - 4:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Friday: Deere & Co., up $11.60 to $177.43. The farming machinery maker handily beat Wall Street's fourth-quarter profit and sales forecasts. First Solar Inc., down $8.73 to $50.59. The largest U.S. solar panel maker's fourth-...
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FILE- This May 1, 2018, file photo shows Merck corporate headquarters in Kenilworth, N.J. Merck is posting a 29% jump in fourth-quarter profit and it's spinning off its women's health division and other operations that churn out $6.5 billion in annual revenues. The drugmaker on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 reported net income of $2.36 billion, up from $1.83 billion, a year earlier. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
February 05, 2020 - 2:59 pm
Drugmaker Merck beat Wall Street's fourth-quarter profit expectations, but investors weren't as happy with the biggest move Merck's made in years: deciding to spin off its women's health division and other operations with $6.5 billion in annual revenues. The maker of cancer blockbuster Keytruda...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, photo a Microsoft computer is among items displayed at a Microsoft store in suburban Boston. Microsoft reports financial results on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 29, 2020 - 6:13 pm
Microsoft on Wednesday gave another solid quarterly report card to Wall Street, as it plows ahead in selling its cloud computing services to big businesses and the government. The company reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $11.6 billion, up 36% from the same period last year. Net income of $1...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2020, file photo customers come and go at a Starbucks on South Claiborne Ave. in New Orleans. Starbucks Corp. reports financial earns on Tuesday, Jan. 28. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 28, 2020 - 7:12 pm
It was a happy holiday at Starbucks, but the company's sales momentum could start to slow due to the coronavirus outbreak in China. Starbucks said it had intended to raise its full-year earnings guidance Tuesday, but uncertainty about China put that on pause. Starbucks said it has already closed...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, the Pfizer logo is displayed at world headquarters in New York. Pfizer is reporting a $306 million loss for the fourth quarter after it shifted its consumer health business into a joint venture last year. It narrowly Wall Street expectations for net income when nonrecurring events are removed. The biggest US drugmaker on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 reported a net loss of 6 cents per share. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 28, 2020 - 9:44 am
Pfizer's ongoing restructuring is significantly reducing revenue, resulting in a $337 million loss in its fourth quarter and a slight miss of Wall Street's profit expectations. The biggest U.S. drugmaker, which is divesting lower-profit segments to focus on its more lucrative new prescription drugs...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020, file photo specialist Peter Mazza works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 23, 2020 - 2:52 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Thursday as gains in technology companies offset declines elsewhere in the market. Investors continued to monitor developments in the international effort to keep a deadly new virus outbreak in China from spreading...
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