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  • European shares set one-week low, Aberdeen AM leads Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 12:43 PM ET

    *Aberdeen Asset Management down after update. LONDON, July 23- European equities slipped to a one-week low on Thursday, with disappointing updates from companies including Aberdeen Asset Management and British energy supplier SSE pressuring their shares. Aberdeen Asset Management was the biggest decliner in the FTSEurofirst 300 index after the fund...

  • LONDON, July 23- Unilever expects a recent series of beauty deals to give its performance extra lustre while consumer demand remains weak for staple products from soup to soap. The wisdom of the transition was evident on Thursday when Unilever reported better-than-expected second-quarter sales, fueled by gains of 3.3 percent and 5.9 percent for its personal...

  • European shares fall after U.S. data, Aberdeen AM leads Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 10:03 AM ET

    *Aberdeen Asset Management falls after update. LONDON, July 23- European equities fell in late trading on Thursday, with disappointing updates from companies including Aberdeen Asset Management and British energy supplier SSE putting pressure on their share prices. Aberdeen Asset Management was the biggest decliner in the FTSEurofirst 300 index.

  • UPDATE 1-Job insecurities mar Spain's labour rebound Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 4:41 AM ET

    MADRID, July 23- Eric Martin, a freelance property agent, also drives trucks and sometimes moonlights as a football referee. As Spain emerges from a deep downturn, short-term job contracts like Martin's are helping to chip away at an unemployment rate that is falling but still affects 22.4 percent of the workforce, second only to Greece's in Europe.

  • *Credit Suisse gains 5 pct. LONDON, July 23- European shares edged higher on Thursday as Credit Suisse, Unilever and others reported better-than-expected results, as the quarterly earnings season accelerated in Europe. Credit Suisse Group AG was the top gainer, up 5 percent, after it posted better-than expected earnings and improved its capital cushion ahead of...

  • Unilever sales beat expectations; warns on demand Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 3:20 AM ET

    Consumer goods maker Unilever posted a higher-than-expected rise in sales for the first half of the year.

  • Job insecurities mar Spain's labour rebound Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 2:00 AM ET

    MADRID, July 23- Eric Martin, a freelance property agent, also drives trucks and sometimes moonlights as a football referee. As Spain emerges from a deep downturn, short-term job contracts like Martin's are helping to chip away at an unemployment rate that affects nearly a quarter of the workforce and is second only to Greece's in Europe. But they are accentuating...

  • How startups are trying to cash in on outer space Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 12:51 PM ET
    Planet Labs doves.

    Satellites are piggybacking on SpaceX flights, creating valuable imagery for investors and environmentalists. But it's risky business.

  • Early movers: AAPL, DEPO, JAH, MPC, SNE & more Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 7:56 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Why charity is a new hot, marketing tool Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 2:42 PM ET
    The Chive Charities team celebrates reaching the monetary goal for Lucy Pate, a young lady born with King’s Syndrome.

    Brands such as The Chive and Unilever are finding that charity gives them a chance to market themselves in a different way.

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- The top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Thursday he will move quickly to take action in response to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's mishandling of recalls involving up to 11 million vehicles. Mark Rosekind, who heads the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said action could come by the end of July and take the form of either a...

  • This hair trend is shaking up the beauty biz Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 2:45 PM ET
    Lupita Nyong'o

    The market for African-American hair products is growing and changing, pushing large hair companies to adapt.

  • LONDON, June 30- Suppliers to Tesco can expect a better deal from Britain's biggest supermarket chain as it tries to sustain a tentative revival-- providing their wares survive a cull that is removing thousands of products from shelves. Chief Executive Dave Lewis faces a tough battle to rebuild trust with suppliers shattered by a 263 million pound accounting...

  • Wacky leadership ideas that worked Saturday, 27 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Trust fall exercise in office

    If it all began with Dale Carnegie, it's come a long way since then. Here are 5 of the uncommon leadership methods tied to big successes.

  • *WPP's Sorrell says trading tough this year. In separate interviews on Friday, Martin Sorrell of WPP and Maurice Levy of Publicis sounded cautious about the prospects for the advertising market, citing a lack of vibrancy in the U.S economy, weakness in Brazil, Russia and China, and Europe's continued fragility. For his part, Sorrell said that the major companies...

  • At the industry's biggest annual conference in Cannes this week the main topic of conversation among the 13,000 delegates is the 18 companies- from consumer products giants Proctor& Gamble and Unilever to automakers like BMW and Volkswagen- that have decided to re-think which agencies they want for marketing advice. The reviews are an unnerving prospect for...

  • A new breed of dad targeted by brands Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 11:07 AM ET
    Millennial family with daughter

    In addition to consumers spending more on Father's Day gifts, dads are increasingly making more of the household purchasing decisions.

  • WPP sales growth slows a touch Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 7:29 AM ET

    LONDON, June 9- Britain's WPP, the world's biggest advertising company, posted a slight slowdown in sales growth in the first four months of the year due to weaker trading from some parts of the business in April. As in the first quarter, WPP, which counts the likes of Ford, Unilever and Microsoft among its clients, saw like-for-like revenue growth in all regions and...

  • June 8- Henkel& Co KGaA AG and Coty Inc, both of which have personal care and cosmetics businesses, made binding offers to buy separate parts of Procter& Gamble Co's beauty businesses worth up to a total of $12 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Henkel made an offer for P&G's haircare business, which includes the Wella and Clairol brands, and could...

  • A French doctor, venture capitalist and founder of biotech company Abivax, Pouletty is working with Cuba's Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology to develop a therapeutic vaccine to treat chronic Hepatitis B that could be on the Asian market in two years and in Europe after that. Instead, Abivax agreed to buy vaccines at a predetermined price and pay...