Post-Tribune http://posttrib.suntimes.com Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us webmaster@suntimes.com (Editor) http://posttrib.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/STM/assets/img/logos/posttrib.gif Post-Tribune http://posttrib.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ United’s net income soars on lower fuel costs ]]> Lead story image

United Airlines appears to be hitting its stride after struggling to make a 2010 merger pay off. The airline’s formula is lower fuel prices and more revenue for every mile that passengers fly. ]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:40:00 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30603193-420/uniteds-net-income-soars-on-lower-fuel-costs.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30603193-420/uniteds-net-income-soars-on-lower-fuel-costs.html <![CDATA[ US stocks jump after strong corporate earnings ]]>

A combination of strong company earnings and encouraging economic reports, both in the U.S. and Europe, gave the stock market another day of solid gains on Thursday. ]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:33:07 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30605072-420/us-stocks-jump-after-strong-corporate-earnings.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30605072-420/us-stocks-jump-after-strong-corporate-earnings.html <![CDATA[ Cat’s earnings, revenue beat expectations ]]> Lead story image

Caterpillar’s belt-tightening paid off in the third quarter as the manufacturer easily beat Wall Street expectations and raised its outlook for the year. ]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:34:35 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30603184-420/cats-earnings-revenue-beat-expectations.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30603184-420/cats-earnings-revenue-beat-expectations.html <![CDATA[ GM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by North America ]]> Lead story image

Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South America. ]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:13:11 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30603180-420/gm-3q-profit-nearly-doubles-led-by-north-america.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30603180-420/gm-3q-profit-nearly-doubles-led-by-north-america.html <![CDATA[ Southwest Airlines 3Q profit rises 27 percent ]]>

More passengers and lower fuel prices are pushing Southwest Airlines to record profits, and the airline expects an even bigger break at the gas pump this winter. ]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:38:00 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30603190-420/southwest-airlines-3q-profit-rises-27-percent.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30603190-420/southwest-airlines-3q-profit-rises-27-percent.html <![CDATA[ American Airlines posts record 3Q profit ]]>

Summer vacations were good for American Airlines. With passengers paying a record amount for every mile and most seats filled, American earned an all-time best $942 million in the June-through-September third quarter. ]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:28:23 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30603178-420/american-airlines-posts-record-3q-profit.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30603178-420/american-airlines-posts-record-3q-profit.html <![CDATA[ 2-week strike ends at northern Indiana factory ]]>

About 300 workers have ended their two-week strike at a Schneider Electric plant in northern Indiana after approving a new contract. ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:56:00 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30582780-420/2-week-strike-ends-at-northern-indiana-factory.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30582780-420/2-week-strike-ends-at-northern-indiana-factory.html <![CDATA[ US consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in September ]]>

U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:54:00 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30582030-420/us-consumer-prices-rose-01-percent-in-september.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30582030-420/us-consumer-prices-rose-01-percent-in-september.html <![CDATA[ McDonald’s CEO outlines changes as sales slide ]]> Lead story image

McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn’t been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants. ]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:25:39 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30563438-420/mcdonalds-ceo-outlines-changes-as-sales-slide.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30563438-420/mcdonalds-ceo-outlines-changes-as-sales-slide.html <![CDATA[ Staples investigating possible data breach ]]>

Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue. ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:36:00 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30563446-420/staples-investigating-possible-data-breach.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30563446-420/staples-investigating-possible-data-breach.html <![CDATA[ Verizon misses Street 3Q forecasts ]]>

Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday reported earnings of $3.7 billion in its third quarter. ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:34:01 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30563484-420/verizon-misses-street-3q-forecasts.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30563484-420/verizon-misses-street-3q-forecasts.html <![CDATA[ American, US Airways complete cargo combination ]]>

American Airlines and US Airways say they have finished combining their cargo operations. ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:08:01 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30549528-420/american-us-airways-complete-cargo-combination.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30549528-420/american-us-airways-complete-cargo-combination.html <![CDATA[ Whole Foods tries national ads for first time ]]>

The nation’s largest natural and organic chain on Monday announced plans to roll out its first national advertising campaign. The move comes at a time when the chain is facing slowing growth and increasing competition from the likes of Safeway and Walmart, even as its stock has fallen. ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:42:00 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30544949-420/whole-foods-tries-national-ads-for-first-time.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30544949-420/whole-foods-tries-national-ads-for-first-time.html <![CDATA[ Halliburton tops Street 3Q forecasts ]]>

Halliburton Co. on Monday reported profit of $1.2 billion in its third quarter. ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:32:00 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30544960-420/halliburton-tops-street-3q-forecasts.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30544960-420/halliburton-tops-street-3q-forecasts.html <![CDATA[ Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring: survey ]]>

U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months. ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:30:00 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30544951-420/pay-raises-rarer-despite-strong-us-hiring-survey.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/business/30544951-420/pay-raises-rarer-despite-strong-us-hiring-survey.html