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BP's Tab So Far in Gulf Spill: $38B

But third-quarter results better than expected

(Newser) - BP is still calculating its costs related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but the Gulf of Mexico disaster has now cost the oil giant more than $38 billion to date, Sky News reports. The firm’s third-quarter report included $59 million in payments related to the spill, but even... More »

Goldman Posts $428M Loss

It's the second time it's ever lost money as a public company

(Newser) - It was a bad three months to be a vampire squid: Goldman Sachs reported a $428 million third-quarter loss today, or 84 cents a share—far worse than the 16 cents per share that analysts were expecting, according to Reuters . The blow came largely thanks to $2.48 billion in... More »

Apple Profit Shoots Up 125%

...and that's without any new product launches

(Newser) - Apple shocked analysts yesterday by posting a whopping 125% leap in its fiscal third-quarter profits—a feat it achieved without releasing any major new products in the past six months. And with a number of new products scheduled for the second half of 2011, this could be just the tip... More »

Apple Profits Surge 47% on iPhones, Macs

iPhone, Mac sales lead to blowout quarter

(Newser) - Apple rocketed to a 47% increase in quarterly profits as consumers kept buying iPhones and Macs through the recession, helped by a price drop and overseas expansion. The company posted a profit of $1.67 billion last night, exceeding even the highest expectations on the Street. The biggest surprise was... More »

Dow Climbs 96 to New 2009 High

Expectations for Caterpillar, AmEx earnings boost Dow

(Newser) - Stocks rallied today on expectations for this week’s earnings reports, with the Dow rising 96.28 points to hit a new 2009 high of 10,092.19. Caterpillar, which reports tomorrow, gained 6.5% after saying it would raise prices. American Express, which reports Thursday, gained 2.6%. Traders... More »

Bank of America Loses $2.2B as Loans Sour

Investment revenues up, but consumers default on nearly $10B

(Newser) - Bank of America Corp. lost more $2.24 billion in the third quarter, the company announced today, as loan losses kept rising. Those losses amounted to nearly $10 billion, providing further evidence that consumers are still struggling to pay their bills. The bank also added $2.1 billion to its... More »

Goldman Tops $3B in Profit, Blows By Estimates

Bank triples profit last year, sets $5.3B aside for pay, bonuses

(Newser) - Goldman Sachs is even more golden than we'd thought. The top firm on Wall Street posted a record third-quarter profit of $3.19 billion, a billion dollars higher than expected, thanks to returns on advising on takeovers and more aggressive investing. That quarterly result more than triples the $845 million... More »

Once-Reserved Goldman Turns on the Charm

Ahead of record result, normally reticent bank puts on a smile

(Newser) - Today's the day: Goldman Sachs is set to announce record profits in the third quarter, projected at $2.17 billion, and with it a compensation pool larger than Wall Street has ever seen. But the golden bank knows a PR disaster when it sees one—and has been mounting a... More »

Dow Up 21 After Rally Loses Steam

Dow hits new 2009 high but falls back amid light volume

(Newser) - The stock indices ended mixed today after strong morning gains lost steam. The Dow hit a new high for 2009, 9931.82, off strong expectations for the third-quarter earnings. But profit-taking traders capitalized on recent gains, pushing the market lower; light trading volume on the Columbus Day holiday amplified their... More »

Stocks Drop on Citi, Retail Woes

(Newser) - Stocks slid at the open, as Citigroup slashed jobs and retailers reported yet more disappointing results. The Dow lost 160 points, while the S&P and Nasdaq dropped 1.8% and 1.5% respectively. Among the big drops were Target and Lowe’s, which each took a 24% hit to... More »

GM Loses $4.2B, Has Little Cash

Talks with Chrysler dead

(Newser) - General Motors is almost out of money, the company said today, reporting a quarter far worse than Wall Street was prepared for. The nation’s largest automaker lost $4.2 billion, or $7.35 a share, excluding special items, nearly double the $3.70-per-share analysts expected. After burning through $6.... More »

Ford Loses $2.98B, Cuts Jobs

Automaker narrows losses, but results much worse than expected

(Newser) - Ford Motor Company’s sales plunged 22% in the third quarter, the company said today, as the struggling economy eviscerated demand. The company lost $2.98 billion, or $1.31 a share, far worse than the 93 cents-per-share analysts expected, while burning through $7.7 billion in cash, Bloomberg reports.... More »

Stocks Rise Despite Job Woes

But a modest hit

(Newser) - Stocks got a modest bump at the opening bell today despite an ugly job report, as mixed earnings clouded the waters. The Dow rose 69 points, while the S&P and Nasdaq rose 0.7% and 0.5% respectively. Jobless claims took an unexpected spike last week, and the Wall ... More »

Dow Sinks 514 on Bad Earnings

Third-quarter reports detail suffering across the board

(Newser) - Stocks continued yesterday’s decline amid a wave of poor earnings reports across the board, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Dow, down at one point nearly 700 points in the final hour, fell 514.45 to close at 8,519.21. The Nasdaq shed 80.93 points, closing at... More »

Sour Earnings Sink Stocks

Recession fears keep bears growling

(Newser) - Recession fears kept bears roaring today, as the Dow shed 230 points at the open on a spate of lousy third-quarter results. Wachovia posted a staggering $23.9 billion loss to lead a group of five gloomy blue chip reports, the Wall Street Journal reports. “We’ve seen a... More »

Southwest Loses $120M on Bad Oil Bet

Otherwise, quarter beat expectations

(Newser) - Southwest Airlines posted a $120-million third-quarter loss today, due almost entirely to a one-time $247-million charge on an oil bet gone wrong, the New York Times reports. Southwest aggressively locks in its fuel costs far in advance, which looked brilliant last year, as oil prices skyrocketed. But oil’s steep... More »

Stocks Trip Over Bad Econ Data

Good results from Coke, JP Morgan drowned out

(Newser) - The bears came out on Wall Street this morning, sending the Dow down 181 at the bell, as a host of negative economic reports drowned out some positive third-quarter results. Retail sales were worse than expected in September, and several other indexes showed manufacturing activity down. The S&P and... More »

Eyes on DC, Stocks Lift at Bell

GE's cut estimates can't keep market down

(Newser) - An estimate cut from GE couldn’t keep the markets down this morning, as bailout optimism drove the Dow up 88 points, with the Nasdaq and S&P each raising 0.7%, the Wall Street Journal reports. GE slumped 4% premarket after cutting its third-quarter estimates, and predicted that “... More »

Morgan Stanley Profit Dips, But Easily Beats Forecasts

(Newser) - Morgan Stanley reported a 3% percent drop in third-quarter earnings but easily beat Wall Street expectations, Bloomberg reports. The investment bank's profit fell to $1.43 billion, or $1.32 per share from $1.47 billion, or $1.38, a year ago. Analysts expected 78 cents a share. The relatively... More »

Dreary Housing Market Nails Home Depot

Third-quarter net income plunges 27%

(Newser) - A weak housing market hammered Home Depot’s third quarter, sending revenues down 4% and cutting net income 27%, reports the Wall Street Journal. The Atlanta-based retailer today said net income fell to $1.09 billion compared to $1.49 billion a year ago. “We are facing a tough... More »

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