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Facebook Mobile Gains Spur Revenue Growth

Facebook posted a 32 percent jump in third-quarter revenue to $1.26 billion, as the company reignited advertising growth with the help of larger-than-expected gains in mobile. The company's shares leapt 9 percent to $21.22 in after-hours trading on Tuesday.

Earning Growth Strong Across Corporate America

S&P 500 companies have nearly completed the second-quarters earnings season, and overall, investors don't have much to complain about: More than 70% of companies have beaten earnings estimates, the index's earnings have risen more than 19% from last year, and nine of 10 sectors have given us a positive earnings surprise.

5 Things to Watch Next Week: Potter Mania, Earnings

There's no such thing as a summertime lull when earnings season is upon us. Next week will bring plenty of headlines -- among them box office receipts for the last Harry Potter film and quarterly results from Apple, Cintas, and Microsoft.

Skype Narrows Earnings Loss, Boosts Subscribers

Internet-telephone service Skype has boosted its subscribers and cut costs, substantially shrinking its 2010 loss from a year earlier, the company reported in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Friday.

Will GM Post Its First Annual Profit Since 2004?

Or will it disappoint? Investors -- and taxpayers -- will be watching on Thursday, when GM is posts its latest earnings. Despite analyst expectations of a full-year profit, the automaker has warned that fourth-quarter results will fall "significantly" from previous periods.

Pfizer 4Q Earnings Nearly Quadruple

Pfizer beat Wall Street expectations by a slim margin as its profits nearly quadrupled, compared to a 2009 quarter hurt by big restructuring charges.

Ford May Post Its Best Yearly Profit in a Decade

Analysts forecast that Ford will announce a profit of 48 cents a share on revenue of about $30.6 billion when it releases earnings on Friday. That translates into an expected pretax profit of $8 billion in 2010, the best Ford has seen since 1999.

Adobe Earnings Jump as Revenue Passes $1 Billion

Adobe Systems on Monday reported its first quarter of revenue above $1 billion. For its fiscal fourth quarter, the software company turned a profit of $269 million, up from a loss of $32 million in the same period last year.

GM's IPO: Recovery -- Not the End of the Road

Considering where the iconic carmaker has been in recent years, the pending IPO -- and robust investor demand for shares -- is a remarkably positive step. But GM still has plenty of problem spots that will need fixing if this historic event is to have lasting meaning.

GM Earnings Preview: A Third Straight Profit?

After reporting a $4.3 billion loss during the last half of 2009, General Motors saw two positive quarters during the first half of the the year and is expected to report a third profitable quarter Wednesday.

Toyota Earnings Preview: Recalls May Hurt

When Toyota Motor reports quarterly earnings tomorrow it will give investors the latest snapshot of how big a toll massive recalls and tepid auto sales are taking on the company's bottom line.

Books-A-Million's Predictable Earnings Story

For investors, Books-A-Million stands out for its stability in a turbulent industry. The bookseller reported that second-quarter profits climbed to $1.9 million, although its sales fell.

Ed Whitacre to Step Down as GM CEO on Sept. 1

During GM's earnings call, Whitacre announced that he'll step down next month as CEO of the country's largest automaker. Daniel Akerson, a GM board member and former chief exec at privately held XO Communications, will assume the top role.