Tuesday July 29, 2014

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Reynolds American 2nd-quarter profit rises 6.7 per cent

WINSTON SALEM, N.C. - Reynolds American Inc. says that its profit rose by 6.7 per cent in its second quarter, topping analysts' expectations....

posted: July 29,2014





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Calgary's WestJet records higher net profit of $51.8 in second quarter

CALGARY - WestJet says it recorded higher net earnings of $51.8 million in the second quarter, or 40 cents per share diluted, the airline's 37th consecutive profitable quarter....


Merck second-quarter profit more than doubles, tops forecast

A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double its second-quarter profit, raise the lower end of its profit forecast and easily top analysts' expectations....


Aetna 2Q profit increases 2.4 per cent, tops forecast

Aetna's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 per cent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer beat analyst expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again....


Drugmaker Pfizer's 2nd quarter profit sinks 79 per cent but still beats analyst expectations

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 per cent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a business spinoff gain of more than $10 billion, but results in the most recent quarter still edged...


Honda's quarterly profit jumps 20 pct on Asian vehicle sales growth, raises annual forecast

TOKYO - Honda's quarterly profit surged nearly 20 per cent on demand for remodeled cars in Japan and elsewhere in Asia. The Japanese automaker also raised its full-year profit and sales forecasts....


Waste Management selling Wheelabrator Technologies to Energy Capital Partners for $1.94B

HOUSTON - Waste Management is selling a subsidiary to Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion as part of its effort to focus on its core business....








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