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: Fake bills on the rise in this area of Ontario Sears spins off Lands' End U.S. hiring accelerates. So what's the Fed's next move? U.S. jobless rate drops to 5-year low Can this digital landlord deliver a disaster-proof cloud? Just when will Japan's bondholders jump ship? Ford muscles up with new Mustang The beginning of the end of 2013 The strengths of Western Canada's apartment market ECB 'ready' for further action U.K.'s first upbeat outlook since 2010 465,000 JPMorgan card accounts hacked London enjoys U.S. retail invasion This tin of Caviar costs 100,000 euros Peter Munk to step down from Barrick Gold at 2014 AGM Why a changing of the guard in corporate Canada is a good thing U.K.'s Osborne claims vindication in growth Portugal delivers on privatization target German finance minister meets with Ukraine protesters Cameron says Britain open to Chinese investments 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?