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  • 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.

  • Comeback companies: Whirlpool's recent rise     Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 6:43 AM ET

    Whirlpool took a hit when the housing bubble burst but the stock is showing signs of recovery as consumers begin spending again to furnish new homes and upgrade older appliances, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • Electrolux's CEO on retail growth strategy     Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 8:24 AM ET

    Keith McLoughlin, Electrolux president & CEO, discusses his company's quarterly results, housing and the strength of the consumer.

  • Home Warranties Don't Always Provide Peace of Mind Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 8:09 AM ET

    Home warranties are supposed to provide peace of mind. But in many cases, people who try to use them when something breaks experience disappointment and frustration.

  • Court Blocks Faulty Washers Ruling Against Sears Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    The Supreme Court on Monday strikes down an appeals court ruling that favored consumers who bought Sears front-loading washing machines.

  • Electrolux Looking Increasingly Attractive: Pro     Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Alex Gunz, fund manager at Heptagon Capital, remains very positive on equities and picks his favourite stocks which include Electrolux and Duerr.

  • Why Marrieds Tend to Be Richer: It's Complicated Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 9:02 AM ET

    Marriage confers the benefits of division of labor and economies of scale on everything from washing machines to health insurance. But it's not just about living under the same roof.

  • 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.

  • Whirlpool CEO on Strong Q4 Results     Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Jeff Fettig, Whirlpool Corporation chairman & CEO, discusses his company's better-than-expected fourth quarter, as shares of the stock are up more that 100 percent over the last year.

  • Home Appliance Retailer GOME Expects Full-Year Loss Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    GOME Electrical Appliances, backed by private equity firm Bain Capital, expects it made a loss last year because of a slowdown in China's economy and an unprofitable e-commerce business, the company said on Monday.

  • As Waistlines Grow, So Do Refrigerators Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:12 AM ET
    Refrigerators stand on display at a Conn's Inc. store in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012.

    The average US refrigerator is 15 percent larger than 30 years ago, and one out of four homes has a second one. See a problem?

  • Chinese white goods company Haier’s $705 million offer for its New Zealand partner Fisher & Paykel Appliances is tempting given slowing demand for its products, but Keith Turner, Chairman of Fisher & Paykel, says shareholders should not accept the offer, just yet.

  • What's so special about this vacuum cleaner? "High-performing 10 amp motor, 14" wide cleaning nozzle with wooden roller brush, anti-marring urethane wheels, lightweight at just under 16 pounds." Oh yeah, it's also plated in 24k gold ... and costs $999,999. Who is the target audience? "Those who simply can," says the Go Vacuum website.

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