The payments company's top-line growth was driven by a 31% increase in gross payment volume to $17.4 billion.
The lifting of a "ring-fencing" restriction will allow the embattled retailer to raise $407 million to contribute to its underfunded pension plans.
The fast-food chain's stock falls 3% amid concerns it is losing ground to its rivals in the burger wars.
Even though the recent hurricanes cost it more than $55 million, the cruise operator's net income rose 8.6% to $752.8 million.
Pharmacy services continues to be a bright spot for CVS amid increasing pressure on its traditional retail drugstore sales.
The coffee giant is being "squeezed by competitors ranging from boutique coffee sellers to lower-price rivals including McDonald's."
The company's "days of glory, when it would post double-digit uplifts in sales, are over," one analyst says.
Strong consumer spending overseas helped drive Mastercard's gross dollar volume to $1.4 trillion in the third quarter.
The struggling retailer now projects a loss of between 40 cents to 45 cents a share due to clearance of apparel inventory.
Google's core business brought in $24.1 billion during Q3 but it remains to be seen whether its "Other Bets" will ever be as important.