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: Why provinces are rushing to tax the rich Cable TV: A new era of consumer choice on horizon Nasdaq notches ninth consecutive quarterly gain Market Call Tonight: Top picks from Sentry’s Gajan Kulasingam What this 'bond guy' has in his portfolio The search for humility in corporate types Greek shops running out of stock Iran oil deal could be bad news for high-cost producers Internet giants drive into the electric vehicle space Canada’s economy 'could have been worse' in January Russia's car industry veers into slow lane Want Egg McMuffins for dinner? McDonald’s tests all-day breakfast How different countries stack up when it comes to gender diversity on corporate boards Chinese stock boom defies slowing economy Market Call Tonight: Top picks from Goodreid’s Gordon Reid Lululemon protects the, um, family jewels (theirs and yours) Why it's likely that oil will dip below $40 again The all-weather, no-brainer strategy for investing in bonds Are BlackBerry's quarterly results signs of a turnaround? Obama takes aim at payday loans 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?