delivered more for investors to consider than a first quarter earnings beat. The legendary bike maker reported first quarter earnings Tuesday of $1.05 a share, surpassing Wall Street forecasts for $1.02 a share. Shares fell 4.1% to $56.91 in the trading session as Harley-Davidson only reaffirmed its shipment guidance for the year of flat to down modestly.
If Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) had one foot in the grave coming into the year, then it has just dipped the second foot into a six foot hole. The dying retailer said in a new filing on Friday that same-store sales since the start of the year crashed 11.9% between its two banners. Excluding one-time gains related to the sale of the Craftsman tool business and certain real estate, Sears lost between $190 million to $230 million. That is worse than a year ago when it lost $181 million. Sears also announced the departure of CFO Jason Hollar, who had only been on the job for about six months. The company hinted strongly it will move to shutter more stores beyond the round of 150 closures it just completed.
Not only will studying STEM help you find a job that pays well, a new study from Indiana University indicates that students who choose to pursue majors in these fields may have more fun in college as well. According to the annual National Survey of Student Engagement, software engineering, computer science and astronomy majors enjoy the least stressful college experience, and spend the most time relaxing and socializing, including hanging out with friends, playing video games and going online. Despite their reputation as intense and time-consuming fields of study, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors reported having some of the most down time. One reason these students