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Why WellPoint’s Earnings May Not Be So Hot
San Francisco Chronicle

Although business headlines still tout earnings numbers, many investors have moved past net earnings as a measure of a company’s economic output. That’s because earnings are very often less trustworthy than cash flow, since earnings are more open to manipulation based on dubious judgment calls. Earnings’ unreliability is one of the reasons Foolish investors often flip straight past the income statement to check the cash flow statement.

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