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  • CANADA STOCKS-Energy gains, U.S. data take TSX higher Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 4:30 PM ET

    *Gold- mining shares hit a four-month low. TORONTO, Nov 21- Canada's main stock index advanced on Thursday as a jump in the price of oil pushed up shares of energy companies and positive U.S. economic data drove gains across most of the other major sectors. "Sentiment is quite bullish," said Elvis Picardo, strategist at Global Securities in Vancouver.

  • Venezuela launches joint venture with Samsung Electronics Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 2:42 PM ET

    CARACAS, Nov 20- Venezuela's government and South Korea's Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday they are forming a joint venture to assemble devices and home appliances in the South American country. Industry Minister Ricardo Menendez said early production of smaller items such as tablets and cellphones is expected to start next year.

  • Nov 20- Lowe's Cos Inc reported slightly lower-than-expected quarterly earnings and gave a disappointing fiscal-year outlook, underscoring the No. 2 home improvement retailer's struggle to catch up with market leader Home Depot.

  • CHICAGO, Nov 3- Call it concealed-carry chic: With all 50 U.S. states now permitting people to pack pistols in public, it was only a matter of time before some company came to market with an apparel line targeting the gun-toting crowd.

  • China shares in dim October end on weak earnings Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 3:08 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Oct 31- China shares were knocked off a one-week high on Thursday, posting a first monthly loss in at least a quarter after disappointing quarterly earnings from the Chinese banking sector and home appliance giant Suning.

  • *Q3 core profit of 1.08 bln SEK misses forecast. STOCKHOLM, Oct 25- Swedish home appliances company Electrolux announced 2,000 job losses and launched a new round of cost cuts to counter tough market conditions in Europe after posting a bigger than expected fall in third-quarter earnings on Friday.

  • *Q3 core profit of 1.08 bln SEK misses forecast. STOCKHOLM, Oct 25- Swedish home appliances company Electrolux announced 2,000 job losses and launched a new round of cost cuts to counter tough market conditions in Europe after posting a bigger than expected fall in third-quarter earnings on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 22- JPMorgan Chase& Co's preliminary $13 billion mortgage settlement with the U.S. government could end up costing the bank a considerably lower $9 billion after taxes, because the majority of the deal is expected to be tax deductible, two sources familiar with the matter said.

  • *Third-quarter adj. earnings $2.72/ share vs est $2.61. *Third-quarter appliance sales rise in Europe and North America. Oct 22- Whirlpool Corp, the world's No. 1 home appliance maker, raised its full-year earnings forecast after a recovering U.S. housing market and consumer sentiment in Europe boosted sales of refrigerators, dishwashers and air conditioners.

  • *Third-quarter appliance sales rise in Europe and North America. Oct 22- Whirlpool Corp, the world's No. 1 home appliance maker, raised its full-year earnings forecast after a recovering U.S. housing market and consumer sentiment in Europe lifted sales of its refrigerators, dishwashers and air conditioners.

  • *Third-quarter earnings $2.72/ share excluding items vs est $2.61. *Third-quarter appliance sales rise in Europe and North America. Oct 22- Whirlpool Corp raised its full-year earnings forecast after strong sales of its home appliances in Europe and North America helped the company to more than double its quarterly profit.

  • Whirlpool profit more than doubles due to cost cuts Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 6:20 AM ET

    Oct 22- Whirlpool Corp said its quarterly profit more than doubled as the company's cost cutting efforts paid off. Net income available to the world's largest appliance maker rose to $196 million, or $2.42 per share, in the third quarter from $74 million, or 94 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, Whirlpool earned $2.72 per share.

  • Spanx billionaire learns not to use this word in UK Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 10:10 AM ET

    Sara Blakely, the inventor of Spanx and founder of the women's undergarment company that's made her a billionaire, recounts an embarrassing BBC interview in which she used a word that has a very different meaning in England than it has in the U.S.

  • Done with dinner? Macy's open Thanksgiving Day Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 5:51 PM ET

    Black Friday just keeps getting earlier and earlier! Macy's is giving in to the trend and says it will be open on Thanksgiving day.

  • Undercover reporter finds 9-year old factory boss Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 2:47 PM ET
    Meem, 9 years old, works inside a garment factory in Dhaka, in Bangladesh. September 23, 2013.

    The Toronto Star sent reporter Raveena Aulakh to work undercover at a Bangladesh garment factory and found a nine-year-old girl working there.

  • Toyota wins wrongful death suit over acceleration Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 9:59 AM ET

    A California jury found Toyota not liable in a wrongful death lawsuit over alleged defects that caused some vehicles to unexpectedly accelerate.

  • Elon Musk's blog post on Tesla Model S fire Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 7:45 PM ET
    A screenshot from a YouTube video shows a Tesla Model S on fire as a result of a battery fire.

    Tesla's Elon Musk defended the Tesla after one caught fire, saying such an incident would've been much worse with a gasoline-powered vehicle.

  • A 'brief' foray into a threadbare US sector Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    Jake Bronstein says he's discovered a largely untapped vein of demand for premium, American-made men's underwear.

  • Cool products for hot women Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    To ease temperature-related complaints, mattress sellers have launched several new products after noticing that couples and hot flash-suffering women were having restless nights.

  • Guess Shares Shine After Earnings Top Forecast Friday, 31 May 2013 | 1:43 PM ET

    Guess shares surged more than 9 percent Friday following better-than-expected profit despite a significant decline from a year earlier, reports TheSteet.com.

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