Peabody Energy Corp. swung to a second-quarter loss as the coal-mining company was hurt by weaker coal prices at its Australia operations and the year-earlier period benefited from a big tax benefit.
Rockwell Collins said its fiscal third-quarter earnings fell 3.6% as costs rose, while the aerospace-technologies company saw a recent acquisition again drive an increase in revenue.
Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. said its second-quarter profit slipped slightly as the maker of nutritional products reported higher sales that were offset in part by higher dairy costs.
Continued slowdown in cigarette shipment volume weighed on Altria Group's bottom-line, though the cigarette maker's adjusted earnings improved.
Ingersoll-Rand said its second-quarter earnings fell 3.5% as restructuring-related and other costs offset an increase in revenue in both its industrial and climate segments.
Strengthening domestic and international sales buoyed Domino's second-quarter profit, helping the bottom line climb 16% at the pizza chain.
Lexmark 's second-quarter earnings fell 88% as the printer company's year-earlier period included a benefit from the sale of its inkjet business, masking a slight increase in revenue.
Production is drying up as big auto makers can't obtain dollars to pay parts suppliers and sky-high inflation turns older cars into investment vehicles.
Karl Albrecht, a founder of discount supermarket chain Aldi and one of Germany's wealthiest men, has died at age 94.
EMC has long set itself apart with what it calls a 'federation' structure, comprised of units that can act cooperatively or independently. That approach now faces its stiffest test yet.