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  • Oct 30- Beauty products maker Elizabeth Arden Inc reported a quarterly loss for the third time in a row as sales of perfumes, its largest business, continued to decline. The U.S. cosmetics maker, which has been struggling with weak sales for the past year, said revenue from its North American business fell 23 percent due to weak demand for celebrity fragrances and...

  • Avon tops 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    NEW YORK, N.Y.— NEW YORK, N.Y.— Avon Products Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $91.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 16 cents per share. Analysts expected $2.15 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Avon wins dismissal of lawsuit over China bribery Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 29- Avon Products Inc on Monday won the dismissal of a securities fraud lawsuit accusing the cosmetics company of concealing its inability to stop workers from bribing officials in China to win business there.

  • Sept 27- U.S. cleaning products maker Clorox Co said the Venezuelan government's takeover of two of its plants after the company pulled out of the country raised "grave concerns" about the safety of workers and surrounding communities.

  • CARACAS, Sept 23- Hundreds of workers protested on Tuesday outside the Venezuelan operation of U.S. home cleaning products maker Clorox Co, which is pulling out of the South American nation, state media said.

  • Sept 22- Home cleaning products maker Clorox Co said it was discontinuing operations in Venezuela as the business was no longer viable and that it was looking to sell its assets there. Venezuela devalued its currency bolivar last year, which forced a number of consumer goods companies such as Colgate-Palmolive Co and Avon Products Inc to slash product prices.

  • FACTBOX-Best and worst of S&P from March 2009 low Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    Aug 25- The S&P 500 broke through the 2,000 mark on Monday, a capstone in a rally that has seen the index nearly triple from its March 9, 2009, closing low of 676.53 points in the wake of the financial crisis. Priceline +1,530.3 Keurig Green +1,506.3. FirstEnergy Corp -10.0 Avon Products -6.8.

  • 8 battered stocks with big upside potential Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    When stocks crack—as they did in July and into August—some investors panic. But the savvy ones look for opportunities, USA Today reports.

  • Midday movers: Exxon Mobil, Kellogg, Sony & More Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • UPDATE 2-Avon expects profit from N. America in 2015 Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    *Q2 revenue falls 13 pct, but Brazil improves. The cosmetics maker said in June it would cut about 600 jobs, largely in its North America unit, and said it expected restructuring efforts to save about $50- $55 million a year.

  • While Avon's second-quarter profit and sales both fell short of Wall Street's expectation, analysts' highlighted the fact that the company's sales rose in its largest market, Brazil.

  • Avon profit falls 40 pct Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    July 31- Avon Products Inc, a direct seller of beauty products, reported a 40 percent fall in quarterly profit as sales were hurt by increased competition in key markets such as Latin America and the United States.

  • Summer's busiest week for markets is here Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:10 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday.

    A crush of big cap earnings and arguably the most important economic reports until September make next week the busiest of the summer for markets.

  • These 5 stocks pop during earnings season Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:20 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    With earnings season underway, here are the S&P 500 companies over the past four quarters that have performed best and worst, following their earnings.

  • Barclays launches Women in Leadership Index and ETNs Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:07 PM ET

    The new index will be composed of companies with a female chief executive officer or women making up at least one-fourth of the board of directors, Barclays said on Wednesday in a statement. In connection with the launch, Barclays executives will ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.

  • Early movers: MU, AAPL, DF, MCRS & more Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 7:50 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Struggling cosmetics maker Avon to cut 600 jobs Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 6:50 AM ET

    Cosmetics maker Avon Products said it would cut about 600 jobs, including in its North America unit, as the company struggles to return to profit.

  • June 23- Cosmetics maker Avon Products Inc said it would cut about 600 jobs, including in its North America unit, as the company struggles to return to profit. The company is struggling to turn around its fortunes after a host of problems in key markets such as Russia, Latin America and the United States hurt profits.

  • Cosmetics maker Avon Products to cut about 600 jobs Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 5:25 PM ET

    June 23- Cosmetics maker Avon Products Inc said it would cut about 600 jobs, including in its North America unit, as the company tries to return to profit. Avon said it would take a pretax charge of $45 million- $50 million, of which $40 million was expected to be recorded in the second quarter.

  • Beauty in a box: A new way to buy cosmetics Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:10 AM ET
    Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna, co-founders of Birchbox

    Sick of trying to curate cosmetic products? A subscription to Birchbox—which sends samples of high-end beauty products—may be the answer.