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The last time earnings fell for five quarters in a row was the period ending in the third quarter of 2009 when the world was emerging from the financial crisis. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The last time earnings fell for five quarters in a row was the period ending in the third quarter of 2009 when the world was emerging from the financial crisis. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

After five quarters of declines, light emerges in earnings tunnel Add to ...

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This week marks the unofficial start of third-quarter earnings season, which might just usher in some positive news for a change.

Dragged down by energy and materials companies, total earnings for the S&P 500 have dropped year-over-year for five consecutive quarters. The last time earnings fell for five quarters in a row was the period ending in the third quarter of 2009 when the world was emerging from the financial crisis.

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