Investor Roundtable Themes of this earnings season Add to ... The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Aug. 01, 2012 4:57PM EDT Last updated Thursday, Aug. 02, 2012 8:08AM EDT Many North American companies issued their latest earnings reports over the past few weeks. The Globe and Mail's Tim Kiladze, Pat Brethour and Scott Barlow take a look at some common themes that emerged from this earnings season. Watch More Video: Technical analyst bullish on Twitter Ford accelerates sales in North America Energy downturn: No light at the end of the tunnel TransAlta faces millions in fines over price fixing China's wild ride: What it means for Canada Husky Energy profit drops 81% on oil prices Market Call Tonight: Top Picks from Campbell, Lee & Ross’s Bruce Campbell What if the Fed doesn't hike rates in September? Former Greek finance minister made secret plan to hack tax data Would a Toronto Olympics become a tax payer's nightmare? WestJet profit soars thanks to cheap fuel TransAlta found guilty of manipulating power prices U.K. to clamp down on 'dirty money' housing Home Capital loses veteran director Profit surges at UPS Dairy farmers holding Canada's national interest hostage: lawyer A long-term bull sees risks in stocks The loonie's decline likely isn't over yet: CIBC BP's profits hit by spill charge U.K. growth bounces back Comments AA More Related to this Story Economy Video: No new stimulus despite slowing economy, says Fed Economy Video: Markets react to Fed announcement Agriculture Video: How can agriculture investors deal with climate concerns?