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  • 3M products.

    3M, which makes Scotch tape and Post-it notes, reported a 3.8 percent rise in quarterly profit.

  • DuPont products are shown for sale in a hardware store in National City, California, December 9, 2015.

    DuPont, which is merging with Dow Chemical, reported a slightly lower profit, hurt partly by one-time charges associated with their $130 billion merger.

  • LONDON, April 21- British consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser failed to grow its underlying sales in the first three months of the year, blaming fallout from a South Korean safety scandal and a flop with a new Scholl product after figures fell short of estimates. The like-for-like sales were the weakest in 15 years and shares of the maker of Durex condoms and...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.1 pct. Prime Minister Theresa May called the early vote for June 8, sending sterling higher and erasing year-to-date gains for the FTSE. "The FTSE has obviously had a terrible week- although corporate earnings have been somewhat of a mixed bag, the snap election, while providing medium term stability for Brexit negotiations, has created some short...

  • *Man Group top gainer after Q1 assets rise 10 pct. LONDON, April 20- European shares edged higher on Thursday as strong results from Unilever lifted bluechip consumers staples stocks and helped offset weakness in the energy sector. The UK's FTSE 100 was down 0.1 percent.

  • LONDON, April 20- European shares inched up on Thursday as strong results from Unilever lifted bluechip consumers staple stocks and helped offset weakness in the energy sector. The UK's FTSE 100 was up 0.2 percent. In another sign of a better backdrop for the asset management industry, British hedge fund Man Group shares rose 4.4 percent after it reported net...

  • NEW YORK— When small or independent retailers post "Going Out of Business" signs, many ask themselves, now what? Reilly Starr and her business partner had opened Naked Sports Gear, a Manhattan store that sold athletic wear for women, in 2011. But she didn't see opening another store as an option: "Brick and mortar is the worst thing you can do in New York.

  • Roomba, by iRobot Corporation

    IRobot brought lawsuits accusing rivals including The Hoover Co. and Black & Decker of using its patented technology without permission.

  • WASHINGTON, April 4- The White House on Tuesday said it not currently considering a value-added tax and a carbon tax as part of a planned tax code overhaul as it searches for ways to fund a major tax cut. The Washington Post had reported the White House was considering the VAT and carbon tax reforms Tuesday, citing an unidentified administration official and a...

  • "UK M&A activity has started strongly in 2017... foreign exchange made UK companies cheaper, and there is an overarching desire for growth, which is not easy for companies to deliver organically," said Jan Skarbek, head of UK investment banking at Citi. "In this environment, we are likely to continue to see combinations that make strategic sense and enable companies to...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- After failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in the U.S. Congress quickly pivoted on Friday to President Donald Trump's next priority: overhauling the federal tax code, but their plan has already split the business community. House of Representatives tax committee Chairman Kevin Brady conceded the demise of a Republican plan to roll...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- After failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in the U.S. Congress quickly pivoted on Friday to President Donald Trump's next priority: overhauling the federal tax code, but their plan has already split the business community. House of Representatives tax committee Chairman Kevin Brady conceded the demise of a Republican plan to roll...

  • In January, Sears sold its Craftsman tool brand to Stanley Black& Decker Inc for $900 million. Sears, which also owns Kmart Corp, has dozens of other in-house apparel and houseware brands. "Sears is serving a customer base that is over the age of 50 or 55," said Doug Stephens, an independent retail industry consultant.

  • Unilever is preparing a 6 billion pound ($7.44 billion) sale of some of its food brands, British newspapers reported on Saturday.

  • LOS ANGELES, March 19- This is what makes Disney such a powerhouse. Others in the lucrative group include "Alice in Wonderland," which picked up $1 billion worldwide, "Cinderella" with its $543.5 million global haul, and last year's "The Jungle Book," which racked up a mighty $966.6 million after finishing its run. The latest fairy tale follows Belle, a bookish girl in...

  • Evidence surfaces about the dangers of Monsanto's weed killer

    The popular weed killer took a hit Tuesday after a federal court unsealed documents that raised questions about the safety and research practices of its manufacturer, Monsanto.

  • The integration of China, India and the former Soviet bloc into the global economy since the 1980 s has provided a profound deflationary shock, effectively doubling the global labor pool. Yet China, its aging population the result of the now-rescinded one-child policy, is well past the point at which its supply of new labor exceeds demand, with new urban workers...

  • Societe Generale says diaper pricing in China fell by double digits in 2016.

  • HERZOGENAURACH, Germany, March 8- The new boss of Adidas increased sales and profit targets on Wednesday, sending shares in the German sportswear firm to a record high as he pledged to keep investing heavily in the key U.S. market and do more to boost e-commerce sales. "We are still in catch-up mode in North America," Chief Executive Kasper Rorsted told journalists,...

  • HERZOGENAURACH, Germany, March 8- The new boss of Adidas increased sales and profit targets on Wednesday, sending shares in the German sportswear firm to a record high as he pledged to keep investing heavily in the key U.S. market and do more to boost ecommerce sales. Rorsted replaced long-serving boss Herbert Hainer with a mandate to improve profitability after...