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: Qatar's stock market dives in wake of FIFA scandal Inside the Market: Three things bond investors should do in this volatile market Survey: 38% of unemployed Canadians have given up Alberta potato sales hit record as recession looms FIFA sponsors welcome Blatter's exit OECD cuts Canadian growth forecast Greece threatens to skip IMF payment Toronto detached home prices jump 18% How a financial planner can lighten your load Consumers flock to auto dealers in May Report: HSBC could cut up to 20,000 jobs Air Canada boosts expectations for financial targets Ford shortens summer shutdown Talking Management Video: Why you should let your company show emotion Fitbit takes on competition with $478-million IPO Bull vs. Bear: Is the expansion of the Canadian Pension Plan a good idea? Market Call Tonight: Top picks from Campbell, Lee & Ross’s Bruce Campbell Don't panic about the Canadian economy ... yet Malaysia Airlines 'technically bankrupt', CEO says Tobacco companies plan to appeal $15.6-billion Quebec ruling 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?