Investor Roundtable Themes of this earnings season Add to ... The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Aug. 01 2012, 4:57 PM EDT Last updated Thursday, Aug. 02 2012, 8:08 AM 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: Themes of this earnings season Scout global before you launch local The winners and losers of the Canada-South Korea free-trade agreement I hate that groundhog: A rant on winter and the economy Another boost for Germany's economy Bull market has solid legs Better-than-expected jobs data doesn't change tone of the Fed BoE faces scrutiny over optimistic growth targets - Ashley Migrant entrepreneurs prove their worth Why Chinese firms say hooray for Hollywood Low-wage workers struggle to join middle class No relief from emerging market exodus Chiquita banana buys Fyffes, forms biggest banana firm McDonald's February sales fall Jobs market trends returning to normal Top banana - Chiquita buys Fyffes Will Chaori default spell reform for China's debt markets? Why the yen may stay the nervous investor's choice Tencent, JD.com team up to take on Alibaba How much are you paying in mutual fund commission fees? U.S. adds jobs despite weather 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?