Starbucks Plans to Brew a Stronger Profit in 2013 Seattle-based Starbucks Corp. plans to accelerate growth and brew up a stronger profit in the year ahead, with CEO Howard Schultz noting that customers of all walks of life consider its drinks an "affordable luxury" even in challenging economic times.
Amazon Posts 3Q Results Below Expectations Seattle based Amazon's stock is falling after the world's largest online retailer reported third-quarter results below Wall Street's expectations.
Microsoft Profit Falls Just Before Windows 8 Launch The Redmond-based software company said Thursday that net income was $4.47 billion, or 53 cents per share, in the fiscal first quarter, which ended Sept. 30. That was down from $5.7 billion, or 68 cents per share, a year ago.