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  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stocks advanced on Friday, as earnings from Microsoft and Procter& Gamble and easing concerns over the possible spread of Ebola in the United States helped put the S&P on track to snap a four-week losing skid. Microsoft was up 2 percent at $45.91, after it reported higher-than-expected...

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stocks advanced on Friday, buoyed by gains in Microsoft and Procter& Gamble after their quarterly results and as steps towards expediting the development of vaccines for Ebola eased concerns over its possible spread in the United States. Microsoft was up 1.6 percent at $45.75, after it...

  • Oct 24- Procter& Gamble Co on Friday said it would sell its Duracell battery business, probably through a split-off into a separate company, as it looks to focus on faster-growing brands. On a conference call, Chief Financial Officer John Moeller said the company had sold or discontinued 11 brands in the latest quarter and 25 in the last five quarters.

  • Early Glance: Consumer companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $64.86. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose$. 92 or. 8 percent, to $112.93. Procter& Gamble Co. rose $2.65 or 3.2 percent, to $85.88.

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday, as disappointing earnings from Amazon were offset by gains in Microsoft after its quarterly results. But Microsoft, up 1.3 percent at $45.63, helped offset the drop in Amazon after it reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue while keeping its...

  • More earnings gains send US stocks higher Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 9:36 AM ET

    UPS and Microsoft rose after reporting earnings that were higher than analysts were expecting. Procter& Gamble rose after saying it would make its Duracell battery business a stand-alone company. Crude oil fell 99 cents to $81.12 a barrel in New York.

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stocks were set for a slightly lower open on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to cut its weekly advance, following disappointing earnings from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the spread of the virus. Microsoft, up 4.6 percent at $47.09...

  • US stock futures mildly lower as Amazon disappoints Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a lower open on Wall St on Friday after the first Ebola case is confirmed in New York.

  • Oct 24- Colgate-Palmolive Co reported a 17 percent drop in third-quarter profit and lowered its full-year earnings forecast, hurt by weak demand in Brazil and China and a stronger U.S. dollar. Emerging markets, which generate about 50 percent of Colgate's net sales, have weakened in the past few months, with Brazil slipping into recession and China facing what is...

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to trim its weekly advance, following disappointing earnings from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the spread of the virus. Microsoft, up 2.6 percent at $46.17 before the opening...

  • UPDATE 1-P&G to exit Duracell battery business Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    Oct 24- Procter& Gamble Co said it would exit its Duracell battery business, likely through a splitoff into a separate company, as it looks to focus on faster-growing brands. The household products maker also said on Friday that it had agreed to sell its interest in a China- based battery joint venture for an undisclosed amount. P&G said in September that it would...

  • P&G plans to exit Duracell; revenue falls short Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:55 AM ET
    Procter & Gamble's Scope mouthwash

    Procter & Gamble reported quarterly earnings that met analysts' expectations on Friday.

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to trim its weekly gain, following disappointing results from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the spread of the virus. *Microsoft, up 2.7 percent at $46.25 before the opening...

  • Procter & Gamble taking out its batteries Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Procter& Gamble plans to remove its batteries and make Duracell a stand-alone company. The Procter& Gamble Co., based in Cincinnati, said Friday it prefers a spinoff of Duracell, but that it's considering a sale or other options for Duracell. The decision to sell or discontinue 90 to 100 brands— many of them smaller, regional products— comes as Procter& Gamble...

  • P&G to split off Duracell battery business Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    Oct 24- Procter& Gamble Co said it would split off its Duracell battery business into a separate company as it looks to focus on its faster-growing brands. Net income attributable to Procter& Gamble fell to $1.99 billion, or 69 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Sept. 30 from $3.03 billion, or $1.04 per share, a year earlier. The maker of Pampers diapers and Tide...

  • P&G reports Q3 results     Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    It was pretty much an in line quarter, says Jon Moeller, Procter & Gamble CFO breaking down P&G's quarterly results and discussing the next wave of products.

  • P&G matches Street 1Q forecasts Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    CINCINNATI— Procter& Gamble Co. on Friday reported net income of $1.99 billion in its fiscal first quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.08 per share. Analysts expected $20.87 billion, according to Zacks.

  • NYC Ebola case shakes global markets Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a lower open on Wall St on Friday after the first Ebola case is confirmed in New York.

  • US stocks rise broadly on earnings; Amazon sinks Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks rose again Friday, putting the market on track for its best week in almost two years, helped by strong quarterly results from companies such as Microsoft and UPS. GOOD NEWS: Investors got encouraging earnings news from two closely watched companies: Microsoft and UPS. Microsoft shares rose 74 cents, or 1.5 percent, to $45.76.

  • Market on track for strong week; wary of Ebola news Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:02 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks head into Friday on track for the best weekly performance in 22 months, yet new Ebola fears and other geopolitical headlines could be wild cards.