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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.
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.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
*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.
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.
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Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
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.
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.
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