sales figures

Global weapons sales up; US leads market

The global arms industry continues to grow with total sales up 4.6% last year, according to data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released Monday.

Dick's shares soar 18% on strong sales

Shares of Dick's Sporting Goods soared 18% in early trading after the company reported strong earnings and raised its guidance for the third time this year.

Nordstrom keeps focus on storefronts

The growth of e-commerce has gutted many traditional retailers and led to the shuttering of brick-and-mortar stores. In response, many retail companies have shifted their focus away from physical stores and tried to rapidly grow their digital presence.

AT&T agrees to deal with activist shareholder

AT&T's truce with Elliott Management — avoiding a protracted fight with one of the world's most successful activist shareholders — sent the company's stock to a 52-week high on Monday.

Impossible Whoppers huge hit at Burger King

Popeyes' spicy chicken sandwich is the only thing in the fast food business that's hotter than Burger King's Impossible Whopper. That's great news for Restaurant Brands, which owns both chains.

Sales of Vans sneakers starting to cool off

Vans footwear is extremely popular with skateboarders and surfers. But sales growth for the brand's slip on shoes and sneakers is starting to cool off -- and that's wiping out the stock of Vans owner VF Corp. in the process.

McDonald's shares slip as competition heats up

Growth at McDonald's missed some expectations in the third quarter, suggesting that the chain is feeling the heat from competitors who are getting aggressive on breakfast and plant-based menu items.

Small cans resulting in big sales for Coca-Cola

Good things came in small sizes for Coca-Cola last quarter. The company reported sales that topped forecasts, thanks in part to a double-digit increase in volume for its 7.5-ounce mini cans.

Nestlé has $20 billion to spend

Nestlé shareholders could be in for another $20 billion windfall if the maker of Nespresso and KitKat fails to find businesses worth buying.

UAW's GM strike could be hard to solve

In November 2016, barely a year after General Motors signed its last four-year deal with the United Auto Workers union, the problems that would lead to this week's strike became apparent.