Stories by George A. Chidi Jr. and Douglas F. Gray

Motorola posts quarterly loss, sees profits ahead

Motorola Inc. reported a 25 percent drop in revenue for its fourth quarter to US$7.3 billion, down from $10.1 billion a year earlier, blaming a slowdown in customer spending in the telecommunication market. But in a conference call with analysts on Wednesday, the company predicted it would return to profitability by the end of 2002.