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  • Oct 31- U.S. cleaning products maker Clorox Co reported better-than-expected quarterly sales and adjusted profit, helped by strong demand for its household products and price increases in international markets. Net income from continuing operations rose to $145 million, or $1.10 per share, in the first quarter ended Sept. 30, from $139 million, or $1.05 per...

  • Clorox's quarterly net profit falls nearly 34 pct Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    Oct 31- U.S. cleaning products maker Clorox Co reported a nearly 34 percent drop in quarterly net profit, hurt by a strong dollar, and higher trade promotion spending. Net profit fell to $90 million, or 68 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Sept. 30, from $136 million, or $1.03 per share, a year earlier. From continuing operations, the company earned $145 million or...

  • Clorox tops Street 1Q forecasts Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    OAKLAND, Calif. _ Clorox Co. on Friday reported earnings of $90 million in its fiscal first quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.03 per share. Analysts expected $1.33 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Big oil, consumer data in spotlight at month end Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 6:36 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 23, 2014.

    Earnings from Exxon and Chevron, and September data on consumer spending, income and inflation are highlights ahead of Friday's opening bell.

  • Cramer: Fed bubble has burst, but don’t worry! Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    Don't worry, be happy. Jim Cramer says these stocks are not affected by the Federal Reserve's announcement to end its bond buying program.

  • Grocery chain sues Clorox for price discrimination Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:47 AM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— The Woodman's grocery store chain is suing Clorox Corp., alleging price discrimination. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Madison, Woodman's claims Clorox will only make large packs of products available to warehouse clubs, including Costco and Sam's Club. The lawsuit alleges that Clorox told Woodman's it was changing its...

  • Trading could get scary next week as Fed day looms Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:48 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Oct. 24, 2014.

    The Fed is expected to end its quantitative easing program—the much-anticipated action that's been at the very heart of the market's fears.

  • Brokers stick to "wait it out" script as markets plunge Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 15- The stock market quaked on Wednesday after a week of tremors, but financial advisers and stockbrokers stuck largely to their scripts. "We've preconditioned people not to get spooked too much on short-term movement," Mike Frazier, president of Bedell Frazier Investment Counseling in Walnut Creek, California said Wednesday morning as the Dow...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- Armored AutoGroup Inc is exploring an initial public offering that could value the maker of car care products at more than $1.5 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Armored AutoGroup's owner, private equity firm Avista Capital Partners, is in talks with investment banks, including JPMorgan Chase& Co, about the...

  • 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.

  • Cramer Remix: Don’t misunderstand Monday selloff Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    Investors continued to grapple with the Dow's triple-digit selloff with the core catalyst unclear. Is it a sign of trouble to come?

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Clorox Co's shares hit a new year-high on Monday and volume on the home cleaning products maker's options soared after the company said it is discontinuing its Venezuela operations and will look to divest its assets as the business is no longer viable.

  • Midday movers: Apple, Clorox, Yahoo & More Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    Some of Monday's midday movers:

  • Clorox bids Venezuela farewell to Cramer's delight Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    That Clorox plans to exit the Venezuelan market might be a boon for the home cleaning products maker, says CNBC's Jim Cramer.

  • 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.

  • Clorox says looking to sell Venezuela operations Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    Sept 22- Home cleaning products maker Clorox Co said it was discontinuing operations in Venezuela and was seeking to sell its assets in the country.

  • Early movers: ORCL, AAPL, BABA, HD, WMT, GSK & more Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:41 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

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

  • Clorox CEO Donald Knauss steps down Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Sept 18- Home cleaning products maker Clorox Co said Chief Executive Donald Knauss was stepping down after eight years at the helm. He started his career at The Coca-Cola Co and went on to join PepsiCo Inc and Procter& Gamble Co before joining Clorox. Oakland, California- based Clorox's shares were little changed on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.

  • After-hours buzz: Home Depot, McDonald's, Oracle & more Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday: Home Depot, McDonald's, Oracle & more.