Corporate profits

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019, file photo specialist Anthony Matesic, center, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 28. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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August 28, 2019 - 2:35 pm
Banks and energy companies helped power U.S. stocks broadly higher in afternoon trading Wednesday as the market clawed back some of its losses from a day earlier. Financial sector stocks accounted for much of the rally, which reversed an early slide. Big banks were among the sector's gainers. Wells...
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July 29, 2019 - 11:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. business economists expect economic growth to slow this year, and a rising proportion of them think corporate sales and profits will decline. The National Association for Business Economics said Monday that its quarterly survey of business conditions found that the Trump...
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FILE- In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 23, 2019 - 5:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes spent Wednesday drifting and finished with small gains. While big companies continue to report strong profit growth, investors aren't sure how much longer it will last. The S&P 500 index rallied 0.8 percent in the morning after fourth-quarter earnings from...
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FILE - This August 2010 file photo shows a sign for Moody's Corp. in New York. Concerns are building from Washington to Wall Street about the trillions of dollars in debt that U.S. businesses have racked up, particularly by companies with relatively weak finances. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 14, 2018 - 12:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Homeowners appear to have learned the lesson of the Great Recession about not taking on too much debt. There is some concern that Corporate America didn't get the message. For much of the past decade, companies have borrowed at super-low interest rates and used the money to buy back...
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FILE - This Aug. 17, 2016, file photo, shows a Chase bank branch in North Miami Beach, Fla. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reports earnings Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
October 12, 2018 - 7:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. said Friday that its third-quarter profits rose by 24 percent from a year ago, helped by a lower tax bill and higher interest rates, which allowed it to charge more for loans to consumers and businesses alike. The New York-based bank said it earned $8.38...
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FILE- This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 07, 2018 - 4:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes fell Friday after President Donald Trump said he may intensify his trade battle with China. A strong jobs report also pushed investors to gird for higher interest rates. The S&P 500 bounced between modest gains and losses in an up-and-down day, but its most...
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In this Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, photo, a woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, as strong corporate profits helped to defuse fears over U.S.-China trade tensions. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 07, 2018 - 5:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets followed Wall Street higher Tuesday as strong corporate profits helped to defuse fears over U.S.-China trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany's DAX rose 1.0 percent to 12,726.57 and France's CAC 40 advanced 0.9 percent to 5,526.12. London's FTSE...
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File-This May 31, 2018, file photo shows a customer entering the Apple store in New York. Flush with savings from lower tax bills and profits from a growing economy, big U.S. companies are spending a record amount buying back their own stock. Apple, Cisco Systems and other technology giants helped lead the way. Apple has traditionally been one of the biggest repurchasers of its own stock, and it set a record in the first quarter by spending roughly $23 billion. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
June 25, 2018 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Flush with savings from lower tax bills and profits from a growing economy, big U.S. companies are spending a record amount buying back their own stock. Stock repurchases hit $189.1 billion in the first quarter for the S&P 500, according to preliminary results from S&P Dow...
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