Just an example:
The Wall Street ournal, July 22, 2011.
General Electric reported a 21% rise in second-quarter profit and issued an upbeat outlook for the rest of the year.
Caterpillar posted a 44% rise in quarterly earnings on strong sales of machinery and power-systems equipment, though its bottom line fell short of Wall Street’s expectations.
McDonald’s reported a 15% rise in quarterly profit on sharply higher revenue, though it expects sales growth to ease this month.
Schlumberger’s second-quarter earnings rose 65% as the oil-field-services company posted double-digit revenue growth, led by North America.
Verizon swung to a bigger-than-expected second-quarter profit, and formally named Lowell McAdam as chief executive, starting Aug. 1.