Earnings as a whole appear mildly encouraging, but most are measured against analysts' recently reduced estimates.
The industrial conglomerate tops earnings but misses revenue expectations, while the search giant beats on both counts.
New moves aimed at making money are fine, but not when you anger users along the way.
The appointment of Marissa Mayer is a sign the company will focus on product offerings instead of just content.
A new survey suggests members are increasingly unhappy with big changes to Mark Zuckerberg's social network, while rival Google+ is pleasing its fans.
The investment bank swings to a profit, and the Internet search giant is due to report after the closing bell.
Marissa Mayer becomes the first pregnant woman to be named leader of a major public company.
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