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  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- American Securities LLC has bought a majority stake in Frontier Spinning Mills Holding Corp, the second-largest U.S. yarn producer, taking advantage of low energy costs and booming yarn exports to China.

  • European shares open higher, boosted by Electrolux Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 3:24 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 18- European shares opened higher on Wednesday, boosted by Swedish home appliances maker Electrolux after strong U.S. deliveries data, and by expectations of a bullish reading for a German economic sentiment indicator. The FTSEurofirst 300 was up 0.5 percent at 1,254.46 points at 0808 GMT while Germany's Dax was up 0.6 percent.

  • US household net worth reaches all-time high Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 12:52 PM ET

    U.S. household net worth hit a record high in the third quarter as home prices marched higher and the value of stocks and mutual funds surged.

  • *Haier Electronics shares up 20 pct at 14- yr high. HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Dec 9- Alibaba Group will invest HK $2.82 billion in appliance maker Haier Electronics Group Ltd in a deal aimed at expanding the Chinese e-commerce giant's logistics reach to the millions of consumers in China's vast interior.

  • TOKYO, Dec 4- For Japan's electronics firms, the kitchen is the final frontier. Companies from Panasonic Corp to Toshiba Corp are diverting engineers and money away from their TV operations and into developing' smart appliances' after losing out in the living room to cheaper Asian rivals.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How to Invest in Africa     Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Graham Stock, chief strategist at Insparo Asset Management, talks about African growth opportunities, which sectors to tap into and how investors' perception is worse than reality.

  • Electrolux Pins Growth on Emerging Markets, US Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 9:14 AM ET

    Swedish home appliances maker Electrolux said booming emerging markets and an improvement in North America would help offset poor sales and price pressure in Europe in 2013.

  • Why Cramer Remains Bullish on Bed Bath & Beyond Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 6:27 PM ET
    A shopper leaves the Bed Bath & Beyond store in Ellisville, Mo.

    It might have a broken stock, but “Mad Money” host says it’s not a broken company.

  • Cramer's Top Dividend Stocks 2012 Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 9:27 AM ET
    Whether or not the stock market continues to rally, Jim Cramer recommends investors seek the protection of stocks with serious dividends. After all, if the stock market falls and the economy worsens, dividend-paying stocks will pay investors to wait until things get better. The "Mad Money" host especially likes “accidental high-yielders” — the stocks with small payouts that wouldn’t ordinarily offer high yields. Because of downward pressure in the markets, which has hurt their share prices, thos

    We pulled together a list of Cramer's favorite dividend plays. Read on and pick one or two for your portfolio. They could offer just the kind of defense that you need.

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