Universal did spectacularly in 2014 despite lacking a big-budget action film with lots of special effects. Its biggest-grossing movies were modest comedies.
Yahoo, Tupperware, Google and Mattel are struggling in various ways. If their quarterly earnings continue to disappoint, get a free Chipotle burrito.
Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy.
Netflix and Amazon make some smart calls. The same can't be said about two other tech stocks: SanDisk and LeapFrog. And Starbucks stock sets a new high.
McDonald's reports falling earnings and sales for its fourth quarter, and says it is going to take action this year to bring customers back.
Macau has traditionally been a hot market for the big names in gambling. Although 2014 was a weak year, they are doubling down for the future.
Several fired McDonald's employees who say they were subject to rampant racial discrimination and sexual harassment are suing the chain's corporate parent.
Candy-maker Tootsie Roll Industries says CEO Melvin Gordon died at the age of 95 after brief illness, sparking speculation the company could be acquired.
Things continue to worsen for Best Buy and RadioShack. The business models differ slightly, but their financials are depressingly similar.
Activist investors are good at pointing out the perceived shortcomings in firms they target. Their involvement doesn't necessarily push the stock up.
Microsoft, McDonald's, Amazon and Staples are some of America's iconic companies that are expected to post lower profits this quarter.
Tilly's and Build-a-Bear stocks rise after upbeat holiday quarters. A disappointing quarterly report and a competitor's move bring down KB Home and GoPro.
In quarterly reports this week, Starbucks is expected to have double-digit growth in revenue and earnings, and IBM double-digit declines.
Google will still sell a version of Glass to other companies. It did not release a timetable for the new consumer model.
Tesla offers bad news about sales in China and potential profits, and Amazon basks in the glory of the Golden Globes and a Woody Allen deal.
Some famous retailers are cutting back on the number of their locations, including J.C. Penney, Macy's, RadioShack, Wet Seal and Office Depot.
Panera is adding touch-screen tablets that customers can place orders on and inviting orders via smartphones -- and the orders are delivered to the table.
A new animated series debuting Friday -- starring Shrek sidekick Puss in Boots -- should benefit its creator (Dreamworks) and its distributor (Netflix).
JPMorgan Chase, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, reports a 7 percent drop in fourth quarter earnings, coming short of what analysts estimated.