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  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stocks advanced on Friday, as earnings from Microsoft and Procter& Gamble coupled with easing concerns over the possible spread of Ebola in the United States helped put the S&P on track to snap a four-week losing skid. Microsoft was up 1.7 percent at $45.91, after it reported...

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stocks advanced on Friday, as earnings from Microsoft and Procter& Gamble and easing concerns over the possible spread of Ebola in the United States helped put the S&P on track to snap a four-week losing skid. Microsoft was up 2 percent at $45.91, after it reported higher-than-expected...

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stocks advanced on Friday, buoyed by gains in Microsoft and Procter& Gamble after their quarterly results and as steps towards expediting the development of vaccines for Ebola eased concerns over its possible spread in the United States. Microsoft was up 1.6 percent at $45.75, after it...

  • Oct 24- Procter& Gamble Co on Friday said it would sell its Duracell battery business, probably through a split-off into a separate company, as it looks to focus on faster-growing brands. On a conference call, Chief Financial Officer John Moeller said the company had sold or discontinued 11 brands in the latest quarter and 25 in the last five quarters.

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday, as disappointing earnings from Amazon were offset by gains in Microsoft after its quarterly results. But Microsoft, up 1.3 percent at $45.63, helped offset the drop in Amazon after it reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue while keeping its...

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stocks were set for a slightly lower open on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to cut its weekly advance, following disappointing earnings from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the spread of the virus. Microsoft, up 4.6 percent at $47.09...

  • Oct 24- Colgate-Palmolive Co reported a 17 percent drop in third-quarter profit and lowered its full-year earnings forecast, hurt by weak demand in Brazil and China and a stronger U.S. dollar. Emerging markets, which generate about 50 percent of Colgate's net sales, have weakened in the past few months, with Brazil slipping into recession and China facing what is...

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to trim its weekly advance, following disappointing earnings from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the spread of the virus. Microsoft, up 2.6 percent at $46.17 before the opening...

  • UPDATE 1-P&G to exit Duracell battery business Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    Oct 24- Procter& Gamble Co said it would exit its Duracell battery business, likely through a splitoff into a separate company, as it looks to focus on faster-growing brands. The household products maker also said on Friday that it had agreed to sell its interest in a China- based battery joint venture for an undisclosed amount. P&G said in September that it would...

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to trim its weekly gain, following disappointing results from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the spread of the virus. *Microsoft, up 2.7 percent at $46.25 before the opening...

  • P&G to split off Duracell battery business Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    Oct 24- Procter& Gamble Co said it would split off its Duracell battery business into a separate company as it looks to focus on its faster-growing brands. Net income attributable to Procter& Gamble fell to $1.99 billion, or 69 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Sept. 30 from $3.03 billion, or $1.04 per share, a year earlier. The maker of Pampers diapers and Tide...

  • In January, Mexico said it had launched a probe of 270 companies, with a focus on seven, for allegedly exploiting legal tax loopholes that have leaked income out of Mexico for years. Reuters reported last month that the world's largest household products maker, Procter& Gamble, and No. 2 toymaker, Hasbro, were at the heart of the probe, which could cost the firms...

  • *Coty agrees to buy Bourjois from Chanel. *To pay for Bourjois with 15 Class A Coty shares. PARIS, Oct 7- US cosmetics group Coty said on Tuesday it had made a binding offer to buy French make-up brand Bourjois from Chanel and give the family-owned French luxury company a stake in Coty worth an estimated $240 million.

  • BERLIN, Oct 6- German industrial orders tumbled in August by their largest amount since the height of the global financial crisis in 2009, casting a shadow over Europe's largest economy at a time when Berlin faces pressure to loosen the fiscal reins and spend more. "That clearly bodes ill for the fourth quarter," said Carsten Brzeski, senior economist at ING.

  • Oct 2- Wayfair Inc's shares rose as much as 27 percent in their market debut on Thursday, valuing the online home furnishings retailer at about $3.06 billion. The company's debut comes after the blockbuster listing of Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba Group Holding Ltd in New York and the strong debut of Europe's largest online fashion retailer Zalando...

  • Oct 2- Wayfair Inc's shares rose as much as 26 percent in their market debut on Thursday, valuing the online home furnishings retailer at about $3 billion. The stock opened at $36 and hit a high of $36.50 on the New York Stock Exchange. Goldman Sachs& Co, BofA Merrill Lynch and Citigroup are among the underwriters for the offering.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- PepsiCo Inc for the first time is introducing a product exclusively through Amazon.com Inc as the snack and soft drink maker aims to expand its footprint in e-commerce. The product, a naturally sweetened soda called Pepsi True, will be available on Amazon in mid-October in 24- packs of 7.5- ounce cans, the company said.

  • Muji, which expects to open its first Canadian store in November in Toronto, wants to have more stores overseas than in Japan within the next two years. At the end of February, the unit of Ryohin Keikaku Co Ltd operated 255 stores outside of its home country, including 100 in China, according to its website. This compared with 385 stores in Japan.

  • *Hong Kong August retail sales rebound, up 3.4 pct y/y. HONG KONG, Sept 29- Increasing civil unrest in Hong Kong is scaring off Chinese tourists, heaping further pressure on retailers which are already grappling with a protracted slowdown in sales.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 29- Increasing civil unrest in Hong Kong is scaring off Chinese tourists, heaping further pressure on retailers which are already grappling with a protracted slowdown in sales.