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  • Europe shares close down after disappointing earnings Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Thursday with investor confidence curbed by a mixed bag of earnings from major companies and concerns about slowing growth in China.

  • Europe slowing down, US is flat: Unilever CEO     Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 2:55 AM ET

    Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, says the uneven recovery in the U.S. isn't helping the company.

  • Unequal US recovery not helping us: Unilever CEO Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 9:23 AM ET

    The U.S. is showing signs of recovery but the uncertain outlook could affect Unilever's business in the country, the group's chief executive told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Brands Roll the Red Carpet at Cannes Film Festival Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 10:53 AM ET
    Jeremy Irvine, pictured here in the movie "War Horse," was one of the actors spotted at the Cannes Film Festival.

    Brands from Belvedere to Magnum ice cream have ubiquitous presences during the Cannes Film Festival, hoping to boost their exposure.

  • Indonesian Consumers Yield Growth for Investors Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 6:43 AM ET
    A shopper picks up two boxes of PT Indofood at a supermarket in Jakarta.

    Slower economic growth is dulling the outlook for equities, but consumer sector stays appealing in the long term.

  • Europe Stocks Close Lower; ECB Eyed Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    European shares pared gains on Tuesday to close lower, after a raft of euro zone economic data softened earlier rises from positive earnings reports.

  • Consumer Giant Bets Big on India in $5.4 Billion Offer Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 2:42 AM ET
    Bars of Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Lux soap at a store in Mumbai

    Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever Plc will pay $5.4 billion to raise its stake in its Indian unit, in a bet on fast-growing spending power in Asia's third-largest economy.

  • Europe Closes Up on Upbeat UK GDP Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    Risk appetite returned to European markets on Thursday, as investor confidence got a further boost from the news that the U.K. avoided a triple-dip recession in the first quarter.

  • Global Growth Creates US Jobs: General Mills CEO Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 3:54 PM ET

    The "astonishing" growth of the middle class in emerging markets is benefiting General Mills and creating jobs in the U.S., CEO Ken Powell told CNBC's "Street Signs" on Thursday.

  • Who's Ahead in 7-Eleven's Election Coffee Poll? Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 11:27 AM ET

    As Nov. 6 draws near, some food franchises are wrapping the U.S. election into their marketing. Have you tried Stephen Colbert's ice cream?

  • LONDON, Oct 4- Consumer goods group Unilever Plc/ NV is looking at a possible sale of its Skippy peanut butter business based in the United States and Canada which could, if sold, fetch around $400 million.

  • Stocks to Watch: FB, MAR, UPS, COST & More Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 8:25 AM ET

    Take a look at some of Thursday morning's early movers:

  • Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (R) and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shake hands as they meet at the Gorki residence outside Moscow, on October 1, 2012.

    With Facebook's stock down 40 percent, the company is going on the offensive.

  • Ackman: P&G Giving CEO 'Bit More Time' to Right Ship Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:59 AM ET
    Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) corporate headquarters in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Activist investor William Ackman said Tuesday the board of troubled Procter & Gamble would likely give its chief executive “a little bit more time” to fix its problems, but he took a slap at its lack of a “culture of efficiency.”

  • Foreign-Owned America Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 12:46 PM ET
    According to the National Association of Convenience Stores, 2011 was a good year for the industry. Sales  prompting NACS Chairman Tom Robinson to conclude that “one-stop shopping and speed of service for refreshments, food and fuel… continues to resonate with our customers.”Perhaps no convenience store chain in the U.S. is as well-known as 7-Eleven, originator of the Slurpee and the Big Gulp. It operates over  throughout the country, but nearly twice that amount is found in Japan, home of Seven

    CNBC presents a list of 10 foreign-owned brands, businesses and landmarks that are perceived by the public to be as American as it gets.

  • Unilever is being less affected by the slowing U.S. economic conditions than some of its rivals because of its abundant portfolio of brands, Kees Kruythoff, Unilever North America president, told CNBC on Friday.

  • Zafran: Betting on the Population Boom Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 1:30 PM ET

    Many emerging market countries will be home to an exploding population with a growing working-age populace over the next several decades, which will lead to attractive investment opportunities.

  • 10 Dividend Stocks Held by Highly Rated Fund Managers Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 3:48 PM ET
    A tour bus passes the Wall Street bull in the financial district January 22, 2007 in New York City.

    TheStreet.com details the 10 most popular high-yielding dividend stocks among Morningstar's Ultimate Stock-Pickers funds, listed in inverse order of highest yield.

  • For Brazil, Beauty Is Serious Business Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 1:25 PM ET
    Top Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen displays a swimsuit creation from the house of Cia Maritima during the Sao Paulo Fashion Week.

    Over the next five years, Brazil's consumption of personal care and beauty products will outpace that of developed markets including the U.S., making the country ripe for industry expansion.

  • 10 Dividend Stocks Held by Highly Rated Fund Managers Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 11:23 AM ET
    Bull Market

    Here are the 10 most popular high-yielding dividend stocks among Morningstar’s Ultimate Stock-Pickers funds.