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  • *IPO more likely than sale for business worth 5 bln euro. AMSTERDAM, April 25- Philips said it was likely to list its lighting division on the stock market, creating a standalone company that would be the world's largest maker of lights. Chief Executive Frans van Houten acknowledged that the company could still switch to a trade sale if uncertainty around a...

  • *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...

  • LONDON, April 1- European equities hit a one-month low on the first trading day of the quarter on Friday, with energy stocks tracking weaker oil prices and Osram leading the personal goods sector lower after it was dropped from Apple's top supplier list. The STOXX Europe 600 Personal and Household Goods sector fell 1.8 percent, with Osram dropping 3.6 percent...

  • Employees pack boxes of SodaStreams at the factory in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim.

    The single-serve coffee business shows at-home carbonated device sales could boom as competition ramps up, Sodastream CEO Daniel Birnbaum said.

  • Inside Method soap's headquarters

    Method emerged as a startup, and is taking on big companies to sell soap, dish washing detergent and cleaning products. CNBC goes inside the San Francisco headquarters.

  • Japan's households opened their wallets a bit wider than expected in May, with household expenditures jumping for the first time in more than a year.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiles during a visit to the Chonji Lubricant Factory, in this undated photo.

    Online shopping has arrived in North Korea, even though citizens of the isolated country have no access to the Internet.

  • LiquiGlide solves the stickiest of ketchup problems...

    Those days of pounding the bottom of that ketchup bottle may be over if a new product succeeds in hitting the mainstream.

  • Amazon.com will soon be delivering new private label products to you.

    Amazon's new line of diapers and baby wipes only raises merchants' fears it plans to compete directly with sellers on its site. Re/code reports.

  • A Carlsberg advertisement

    Fears that Russia's economic downturn will ravage European multinationals may have been overstated in some cases, with companies that sell beer and soap defying expectations.

  • Detergent pods pose poisoning risk to children

    Laundry detergent pods, that are sometimes mistaken for candy or toys, have accidentally poisoned thousands of children, according to a new study.

  • Harry's Razors product

    Movember sponsor Harry's is looking to shave off a piece of the $6.1 billion men's grooming industry with low-priced blades and bathroom products sold online.

  • Annual growth in China's exports and imports slowed in October, data showed on Saturday, reinforcing signs of fragility in the world's second-largest economy.

  • The Procter and Gamble baby care offices stand at P&G's headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio,.

    Argentina has accused Procter & Gamble of tax fraud and said it suspended its operations in the South American country.

  • Clorox

    U.S. cleaning products maker Clorox reported better-than-expected quarterly sales and adjusted profit, helped by strong demand for household products.

  • Mr. Proper products

    What's in the package might be the same, but for a variety of reasons, sometimes companies need to call products by another name outside their home country.

  • P&G's bet on adult diapers

    CNBC's Sara Eisen provides insight to the big business of adult diapers.

  • Merck employees walk past a Merck sign in front of the company's building in Summit, New Jersey.

    Bayer will acquire the consumer care business of U.S.-based Merck & Co for $14.2 billion in cash, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

  • Flowers: Do you get what you order?

    Today Show investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen ordered flowers from some of the biggest names in the business, including 1-800-Flowers, and compared the arrangements to their advertisements.

  • Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

    A Reuters study found that Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei controls a massive financial empire built from property seizures from ordinary Iranians.