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  • Belgian diaper maker Ontex aims for IPO - paper Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 2:09 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, April 30- Belgian diaper maker Ontex is set to list on the Brussels stock exchange, with the group's private equity owners planning to sell about half of the company, Belgian business daily De Tijd reported on Wednesday.

  • LONDON, April 24- Consumer goods giant Unilever opened its first European tea shop in London on Thursday, aiming to cash in on the growing appeal of unusual and luxury cuppas and ignite fresh enthusiasm for the national drink.

  • LONDON, April 23- The loud welcome given by investors to this week's deal for Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline to trade more than $20 billion of assets could trigger more pacts in the pharmaceuticals sector and beyond.

  • April 23- Procter& Gamble Co, the world's largest household products maker, reported a higher quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by cost cutting and stronger sales of items like detergent and air freshener.

  • April 23- Procter& Gamble Co, the world's largest household products maker, reported a higher quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by an increase in sales of its home care products. Sales were unchanged at $20.6 billion.

  • LONDON, April 18- The amount of money Amazon.com Inc reports through a tax-exempt vehicle in Europe has dropped sharply in the past two years, even as European sales jumped, after the U.S. tax authority tightened rules it felt were being abused to shift profits.

  • April 18- Procter& Gamble Co is planning to offer a new kind of razor, with a swiveling ball hinge and a pricey tag, to move forward with its strategy to push premium products, according to the Wall Street Journal on Friday. The company's Chief Financial Officer Jon Moeller had in January blamed a movement by the Movember Foundation for weak razor sales.

  • PARIS, April 15- Privately owned luxury group Labelux has hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch to advise it on a possible London market flotation of Jimmy Choo this autumn that could value the upmarket shoemaker at over 900 million pounds, industry and financial sources said.

  • April 10- Family Dollar Stores Inc, seeking to reverse declining sales and profit, said on Thursday it is slashing prices to win shoppers, cutting jobs, and shutting hundreds of stores. Family Dollar Chief Executive Howard Levine, on a call with investors, pointed to "a more financially constrained consumer," echoing recent comments from rivals.

  • Flowers: Do you get what you order?     Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    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.

  • Ayatollah's financial empire came from land grabs Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 9:23 AM ET
    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.

  • Henkel's CEO on European consumers     Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 7:14 AM ET

    Kasper Rorsted, Henkel CEO, provides his views on the state of the global economy and Europe's economic recovery.

  • Manufacturing Slump Not in the Mix for Vitamix Saturday, 6 Jul 2013 | 3:00 PM ET
    Vitamix blender

    Amid a slow-growth environment for US manufacturing, one American company is bucking the trend as Americans embrace juicing, which has driven sales higher.

  • Squeak Patrol: WD-40 Aims to Fix World's Problems Saturday, 13 Apr 2013 | 1:48 PM ET

    WD-40 has been a staple in American households. Now, they aim to fix the world’s problems. "There's still lots of squeaks in China and lots of rust in Russia!" the CEO said.

  • Bullet-Proof Backpacks Triple in Sales Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 11:46 AM ET
    Bullet blocking backpack

    The tragic Sandy Hook shooting sparked a surge in sales of an unexpected product: bullet-proof backpacks.

  • What We Can Learn from the Knight Capital Implosion Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 6:35 PM ET
    Jim Cramer

    The stock market is risky as it is, Cramer said, adding investors should have to worry about software glitches, as well.

  • 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: 5 Earnings to Watch Wednesday Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 11:10 AM ET

    The “Mad Money” host offers his earnings expectations for Time Warner, CVS Caremark, Garmin, Allergan and Clorox.

  • Cramer on Kimberly-Clark's Earnings Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 8:12 PM ET

    Find out why he thinks Kimberly-Clark has been the "underdog" of the industry.

  • Avon Names J&J Executive McCoy as CEO Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 7:40 AM ET
    Avon Products

    Avon Products on Monday named Sherilyn S. (Sheri) McCoy as chief executive officer.