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  • *Russia: Humanitarian convoy issue resolved, but no cease-fire. NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. stocks surged on Monday, with the Dow up roughly 1 percent and the Nasdaq at a 14- year high as increasing homebuilder confidence and hopes for receding tensions between Russia and Ukraine brightened investors' view of the outlook for equities.

  • *Dollar General offers to buy Family Dollar. Russia said all issues related to its humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved but said no progress has been made toward a ceasefire or political solution to the fighting in the east of the country after talks between Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine on Sunday.

  • P&G's bet on adult diapers  Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen provides insight to the big business of adult diapers.

  • LONDON, Aug 6- The U.S. economy continues to recover from the depths of the Great Recession, although its speed, trajectory and cruising altitude remain the subject of fierce debate. Instead, companies have chosen to dip into their collective $1.8 trillion pile of cash to re-hire workers, fund merger and acquisitions activity or buy back their own shares.

  • BERLIN, Aug 6- German industrial orders fell in June at their steepest rate since September 2011 as euro zone demand weakened and bulk orders were below average, with the Economy Ministry suggesting this was in part due to uncertainty over the Ukraine crisis.

  • Aug 1- Procter& Gamble Co, the world's largest household products maker, said it could sell about half of its brands in the next two years and cut jobs to revive sales growth and save costs, sending its shares up as much as 4.3 percent. Twenty-three of the brands have sales of between $1 billion and $10 billion. "Less will be much more," Chief Executive A.G. Lafley said.

  • *Core earnings $0.95/ shr vs est $0.91/ shr. Aug 1- Procter& Gamble Co, the world's largest household products maker, said it could sell about half of its brands in an effort to revive sales growth and cut costs, sending its shares up as much as 4 percent.

  • Aug 1- Procter& Gamble Co, the world's largest household products maker, reported a 37 percent rise in quarterly profit as its cost cutting efforts paid off and organic sales rose in its home care business.

  • P&G's quarterly profit jumps 37 pct on cost cuts Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    Aug 1- Procter& Gamble Co, the world's largest household products maker, reported a 37 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by lower operating costs. Net profit attributable to the company rose to $2.58 billion, or 89 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended June 30, from $1.88 billion, or 64 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • TOKYO, July 31- Panasonic Corp confirmed on Thursday it would invest in U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc's planned $5 billion lithium-ion battery plant in the United States, but said it had yet to decide on the size and timing of its investment.

  • July 30- Energizer Holdings Inc, known for its Energizer and Eveready batteries, reported a 26 percent fall in quarterly profit as household goods sales fell nearly 11 percent due to higher competition and the loss of two key retail customers.

  • Energizer profit falls as household goods sales plummet Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    July 30- Energizer Holdings Inc, the maker of Energizer and Eveready batteries, reported a 26 percent fall in quarterly profit as household goods sales fell nearly 11 percent due to higher competition and the loss of two key retail customers.

  • Aspirin and suntan lotion? Bayer, Merck do deal Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 7:13 AM ET
    Merck employees walk past a Merck sign in front of the company's building in Summit, New Jersey.

    Bayer will acquire the consumer care business of U.S.-based Merck & Co for $14.2 billion in cash, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

  • 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.