Oct 28- Whirlpool Corp on Tuesday posted a higher quarterly profit as the housing recovery in the United States lifted sales of its washers and dryers, cooktops, stoves and refrigerators. Benton Harbor, Michigan- based Whirlpool posted a third-quarter profit of $230 million, or $2.88 a share, up from $196 million, or $2.42 a share, a year earlier.» Read More
Under Chief Executive Frans van Houten, the Dutch company- which started out 120 years ago as a pioneer in electric lighting- has been shifting away from the consumer electronics sector in a restructuring which has involved more than 5,000 job cuts and the sale of its television business.
"We all feel strongly that something should be done and we should get on with this," said William Ruckelshaus, the first EPA chief, who served under EPA founder, President Richard Nixon, and again under Ronald Reagan.
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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.
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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.
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