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With Panera and Chipotle Earnings, 'Fast Casual' Is Hot

Panera Bread and Chipotle Mexican Grill are the leaders in this new trend of '€˜fast casual'. That's the position between fast food and more formal restaurants with waiter service. It’s also the sweet spot in price. Both companies are out with solid quarterly earnings.

Can Bed Bath & Beyond Bounce Back?

The retailer was trading close to its 52-week low even before Wednesday's disappointing quarterly report when earnings grew by less than 2 percent to $232.8 million, despite seeing net sales climb 15 percent to top $2.7 billion.

Hurricane Sandy Leads Companies to Postpone Earnings Reports

A number of major U.S. companies postponed quarterly earnings reports Monday as Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast and financial markets were closed: Among the biggies waiting until the rain stops: Pfizer, Thomson Reuters, NRG Energy, and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

Crocs Earnings Lack Bite, but Its Ugly Shoes Still Have Legs

Oh, no. Things are getting ugly for Crocs again. The footwear maker is still growing, but not as quickly as the market would like. The company saw revenue in the third quarter climb 8% to $295.6 million, short of the $302.4 million that analysts were targeting.

Bank of America Beats the Street with a Narrow Profit

Bank of America said Wednesday that it narrowly turned a profit from July through September, good enough to beat Wall Street expectations. The bank earned $340 million in the quarter, which works out to a fraction of a penny per share. But financial analysts expected an 11-cent loss.

Wall Street Watch this Week: Harvesting a New Quarter

After nine generally buoyant months, the final quarter of 2012 kicks off this week. Not many companies stepping up to report their results this week, but anyone interested in agriculture will be looking forward to hearing from Mosaic and Monsanto.