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: Barbie's modesty makeover Takata's possible 40 mln airbag recall WestJet CEO on tough economic times in Western Canada 'A bigger wedding will not make you more married': Tips to keep wedding costs down The difference between strategy and leadership CWB warning 'gentle reminder' about energy exposure Market Call Tonight: Top Picks from Industrial Alliance's John DeGoey Canadian dollar strength: Can it continue? Australia joins global rates easing party Euro zone growth to slow this year What's up with WhatsApp in Brazil? Profit pain for more European banks Encana continues cost cutting as it waits for oil prices to turn around Custom Jeeps for Dubai's desert racers Solar plane lands in Arizona First U.S. cruise ship in 50 years arrives in Havana Two important things to consider before investing in oil again The latest bitcoin controversy BCE CEO Cope on the deal with Manitoba Telecom Key details of BCE’s purchase of MTS 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?