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  • NEW YORK, May 2- Johnson& Johnson was ordered by a U.S. jury on Monday to pay $55 million to a woman who said that using the company's talc-powder products for feminine hygiene caused her to develop ovarian cancer. Following a three-week trial in Missouri state court, jurors deliberated for about a day before returning a verdict in favor of plaintiff Gloria...

  • MIAMI— The makeup industry is trying to convince women that looking good on the outside starts from within— but it's unclear whether the products they're trying to hawk are safe and effective. Big-name beauty companies and retailers including Sephora and Urban Outfitters are rolling out pills and drinkable liquids loaded with exotic herbs, vitamins, seeds,...

  • BELLPORT, N.Y. _ Perfumania Holdings Inc. on Friday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $2.3 million. The Bellport, New York- based company said it had net income of 15 cents per share. For the year, the company reported a loss of $11.7 million, or 75 cents per share, swinging to a loss in the period.

  • Workers stand in a Dunkin' Donuts.

    Dunkin' Donuts' CEO joined CNBC to discuss the company's current and future plans.

  • *Cosmetics market worth over $4 billion- parliament report. DUBAI, April 17- When Dubai businesswoman Negin Fattahi-Dasmal opened the first branch of her luxurious nail salon chain in Iran this year, it was met with both excitement and skepticism among image-conscious young Iranians. Despite-- or perhaps partly because of-- strict Islamic dress codes, cosmetics...

  • *Pricing hurt by deflation in Europe. LONDON, April 14- Consumer goods giant Unilever left its sales growth target unchanged on Thursday despite a strong first-quarter performance, saying it expects markets for packaged goods around the world to remain difficult this year. Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch maker of products ranging from Lipton tea to Dove soap, said it...

  • A shopper looks at the window display of a Louis Vuitton store, operated by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA.

    LVMH sales were slightly below forecasts by analysts polled by financial information company FactSet.

  • SYDNEY, March 31- Movie making has joined pursuits such as egg farming, the growing of medical marijuana and beauty products as another way for struggling mining companies to weather one of the industry's worst downturns in decades. Artemis this week signed a contract with independent production company Go2Sho Inc to help finance "Tango Down," a military action...

  • *Belarus software industry thriving at tech hub. World of Tanks developer keeps big operation in Minsk. MINSK, March 31- World of Tanks, one of the five most popular PC video games in Europe and the United States with 100 million players joining virtual battles in World War II-era tanks, started in a kitchen in the capital of Belarus.

  • STOCKHOLM, March 24- Swedish cosmetics vendor Oriflame, which sells its products door-to-door like U.S. competitor Avon, said it aims to enter the United States and Brazil within a few years. Its plans for the United States contrast with Avon, which is downsizing in its home market and recently sold most of its North American business to Cerberus Capital, its...

  • Feb 26- Cosmetics maker Revlon Inc Chief Executive Lorenzo Delpani is stepping down for personal reasons, more than a month after its controlling shareholder and Chairman Ron Perelman announced plans to seek strategic options for the company. Revlon, once a top name in the world of beauty products and endorsed by supermodel Cindy Crawford for more than a...

  • Feb 26- Cosmetics maker Revlon Inc said Chief Executive Lorenzo Delpani would step down for personal reasons. Revlon sales rose 4.2 percent to $521.9 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, helped by demand for its Revlon and SinfulColors cosmetics in the United States. Revlon shares closed at $31.17 on Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Feb 26- Cosmetics maker Revlon Inc said on Friday Chief Executive Lorenzo Delpani would step down for personal reasons.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- Consumers expressed concern on social media about a talc-based baby powder made by Johnson& Johnson on Wednesday after a Missouri jury ordered the company to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a woman who said her death from cancer was linked to use of the product. J&J shares were down 37 cents at $103.71 in early afternoon trading on the New...

  • PARIS, Feb 22- Some creams, shampoos, after-shaves and toothpastes made by groups such as L'Oreal and Procter& Gamble, may contain potentially harmful substances, according to a study by French consumer protection group UFC-Que Choisir. UFC-Que Choisir on Monday published a list of 185 products it said contained substances that were legal, but could cause...

  • Feb 18- Department store operator Nordstrom Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly comparable sales, helped by strong demand for beauty products and shoes. Sales at stores open at least a year rose 1 percent, above the 0.4 percent growth expected by analysts polled by research firm Consensus Metrix. Net income fell to $180 million, or $1 per share, in the...

  • Feb 11- Kendall Jenner, the model and a star of reality TV show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," is suing a skin care company for at least $10 million, saying it used her photo in advertisements for acne laser treatment without permission. In a complaint filed on Wednesday, lawyers for Jenner objected to Cutera Inc's advertisements for its Laser Genesis treatment,...

  • *Adjusted earnings/shr $1.22 vs est. Estee Lauder has been focusing on catering to younger customers by offering brands such as Jo Malone and Bobbi Brown, as "heritage" brands Estee Lauder and Clinique lose some shine in North America, its biggest market. Online business sales grew in "strong double-digits" percentage rate in the quarter ended Dec. 31 in North...

  • Feb 5- M.A.C beauty products maker Estee Lauder Cos Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly sales and profit, helped by strong demand for makeup products such as Smashbox and Tom Ford. The company has been focusing on catering to younger customers by offering brands such as Jo Malone and Bobbi Brown, as "heritage" brands Estee Lauder and Clinique lose some...

  • Feb 5- Beauty products maker Estee Lauder Cos Inc said net sales rose 2.6 percent in the second quarter, helped by higher demand for makeup products such as Smashbox and Tom Ford. Net income attributable to the company rose to $446.2 million, or $1.19 per share, in the quarter ended Dec.31, from $435.7 million, or $1.13 per share, a year earlier. The company's net sales...