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Avon Products, the direct seller of beauty products, said fourth-quarter earnings rose slightly from a year ago, helped in part by higher sales of fragrances and cosmetics.
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After an eight-year ban on direct sales, China is allowing beauty-products maker Avon to return to its trademark door-to-door selling. Fred Alger economist Zachary Karabell says 300,000 Avon ladies – and men – are making their way back to Asia to bring Shine Supreme lip color and Daring Curves mascara to the masses.