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: Investing outlook for 2015 from Purpose Investments' Som Seif French jobs numbers darken festive mood Market Call Tonight: Top picks from Contra The Heard’s Benj Gallander Are low oil prices here to stay? U.S. economy sets blistering pace in third quarter Why little Lithuania wants the euro Russia’s ruble crisis hits the middle class Heads up for touch-free smartphone Cigar rollers in Havana thrilled with warming U.S.-Cuba relations Market Call Tonight: Top picks from Curvature’s James Hodgins Inside UPS's busiest delivery day in history Market Call Tonight: Top picks from ValueTrend’s Keith Richards Investors to watch Abenomics closely in 2015 Help or handout? Parents giving kids an assist with home buying North Korea says it did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with U.S. In a booming industry, medical marijuana company makes problematic claims How technology is changing the way we bank Market Call Tonight: Top picks from BBSL’s John DeGoey Sweet deal? The $120-million bet on iconic Canadian snack cakes Big tobacco and the race to cash in on Canada's marijuana boom 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?