Stocks in the news: H&R Block, Google, Total, Abercrombie & Fitch


Some of the companies making headlines today:

H&R Block Inc. (HRB) said Friday it lost a larger-than-expected $133.6 million in the first quarter, about the same as a year ago, due to acquisition expenses and other costs that offset slightly higher revenues. On an adjusted basis, HRB lost 40 cents per share, above analyst expectations of 37 cents per share. Revenue edged up 1.3 percent, but fell short of analysts' expectations. Shares fell 4 percent in pre-market trading.

Google Inc. (GOOG) is still trying to climb to a dominant position in China, where Baidu (BIDU) is the market leader and to do that it decided some management shakeup was in order. It confirmed the departure of its China president on Friday and said its regional sales head John Liu would take over Lee Kai-Fu's business and operational responsibilities.