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  • Dec 17- Avon Products Inc said Cerberus Capital Management LP would take a 16.6 percent stake in the company and buy 80.1 percent of its North American business, in a $605 million deal that throws a lifeline to the struggling cosmetics maker. Cerberus will invest $435 million for its stake in Avon, valuing the pioneer direct-selling company at about $2.6 billion-...

  • Dec 17- Avon Products Inc said on Thursday it had agreed to sell 80.1 percent of its North America business to private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP for $170 million. New York- based Cerberus will also invest $435 million for a 16.6 percent stake in the direct-seller of cosmetics in a deal that values Avon at about $2.5 billion. The Wall Street Journal...

  • Global markets soar after Fed rate hike Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    A post-Fed stock rally this morning, following the central banks first interest rate increase in more than nine years.

  • Dec 17- Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP is close to an agreement to buy 80 percent of Avon Products Inc's North American business for $170 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. As part of the deal, Cerberus would also invest $435 million for a nearly 17 percent stake in the parent company, the paper reported, citing people...

  • Dec 17- Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP is close to an agreement to buy Avon Products Inc's North American business for $170 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The potential deal comes at a time when investors led by Barington Capital have proposed a restructuring of Avon, saying the cosmetics maker is "significantly...

  • Dec 17- Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP is close to an agreement to buy Avon Products Inc's North American business for $170 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. As part of the deal, Cerberus would also invest $435 million for a nearly 17 percent stake in the parent company, the paper reported, citing people familiar with the...

  • With oil steady, Wall Street sees green Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 7:13 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures were higher this morning, after another volatile day for oil knocked Wall Street lower for the fifth session out of the last six.

  • After-hours buzz: First Solar, SunPower, Avon & more Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 5:12 PM ET
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  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Activist hedge funds, once trusted allies to private equity firms in their pursuit of companies, are emerging as their rivals. "They're going to be converging on each other's turf," said Tyson McCabe, senior director for Nasdaq OMX advisory services, which provides shareholder analysis for companies trading on the exchange. Activist firms such as...

  • Early movers: NSC, BIG, GPRO, LNKD, QCOM & more Friday, 4 Dec 2015 | 7:44 AM ET
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  • Get ready: It's jobs Friday Friday, 4 Dec 2015 | 7:21 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures were higher this morning, ahead of the government's monthly jobs report, out at 8:30 a.m. ET.

  • After-hours buzz: Gap, Avon, Zumiez & more Thursday, 3 Dec 2015 | 5:47 PM ET
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    Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Thursday: Gap, Avon, Zumiez & more.

  • Dec 3- Avon Products Inc is in negotiations to sell its North American arm to Cerberus Capital Management LP, in a deal that would provide a needed cash boost to the cosmetics maker, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Cerberus, a New York- based private equity firm, would also take an equity stake in Avon, which has a market capitalization of close to $1.6...

  • Dec 3- Avon Products Inc, a direct seller of cosmetics, is in advanced talks to sell its North American business to private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

  • After-hours buzz: Viacom, American Eagle & more Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 5:55 PM ET
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    Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Wednesday: Viacom, American Eagle & more.

  • Avon shares whipsaw on Oprah stake rumors Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 3:31 PM ET

    Shares of Avon whipsawed Wednesday afternoon after a spokesperson for Oprah Winfrey denied rumors of an investment in the company.

  • HONG KONG, Dec 1- Online luxury jeweller Plukka is going door-to-door to beat the worst retail downturn in more than a decade in Hong Kong, where some of the world's most expensive commercial rents and plunging sales are corroding earnings of much larger rivals. This service, launched in Hong Kong and New York last month, could potentially shield Plukka from the...

  • Early movers: TIF, HRL, DSW, PMCS, DLTR & more Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
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  • How women are catching up to male entrepreneurs Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 10:18 AM ET
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    Women are finding paths to launching more businesses in industrialized and developing nations, according to a new report.

  • Nov 4- Avon Products Inc, a direct seller of cosmetics, said it would look at dividend payments with a "more critical lens" in 2016, as it expects a bigger impact from the strong dollar. The company has been struggling to reverse a decline in sales for nearly 4 years, as it loses representatives- the so-called "Avon Ladies"- in the United States and grapples with weak...