General Dynamics Profit Slips

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General Dynamics's second-quarter earnings slipped as the defense contractor recorded sales declines in three of its four business units, including its Gulfstream business-jet unit.

Praxair Profit Rises, but Top End of Outlook Is Cut

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The industrial-gas company's bottom line was helped by higher sales; CEO doesn't see significant economic improvement in second half.

Whirlpool Cuts Guidance as Profit Falls

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Whirlpool said its second-quarter profit fell 9.6% amid weak international sales, and the appliance maker cut its full-year earnings outlook.

TE Connectivity's Third-Quarter Profit Rises 20%

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TE Connectivity said its fiscal third-quarter earnings rose 20% amid continued strength in the electronic-components maker's automotive and industrial markets.

Great Wall Motor Expects First-Half Profit Decline

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Chinese car maker Great Wall Motor expects its first-half net profit to fall 3% from a year earlier due to a collapse in sedan sales and repeated delays of a flagship-model launch.

Air Products & Chemicals Profit Improves

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Air Products & Chemicals said its fiscal third-quarter profit rose 8.9% as the company recorded stronger revenue, boosted by higher volumes across all business segments.

Thermo Fisher Revenue Surges

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Thermo Fisher Scientific second-quarter revenue jumped 33% as the laboratory-equipment maker's benefited from its recent acquisition of Life Technologies and saw revenue growth across segments.

China Detains 5 in Food Violations Probe

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Chinese police have detained five people as they investigate a U.S.-owned Chinese meat supplier alleged by Chinese authorities to have signed off on sales of expired meat to fast food chains.

For Apple, iPhone Roars and iPad Whimpers

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Apple reported a 13% jump in iPhone sales as it heads into a major refresh of the company's flagship product, but iPad sales slid for the second consecutive quarter.

Fox Mindful of Debt as It Eyes Time Warner

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Ever since his News Corp survived a bruising liquidity crisis in the early 1990s, Rupert Murdoch has been careful to avoid getting overextended financially. But his pursuit of Time Warner could test that philosophy.

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