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  • TOKYO, Aug 14- Japan's cautious consumers are starting to loosen up, spending more on cars and home appliances and offering hope that domestic demand- and not just exports- will be strong enough to reflate an economy that has been sluggish for many years. Consumption was the main driver behind Japan's second-quarter economic growth, which expanded at an...

  • TOKYO, Aug 14- Japan's cautious consumers are starting to loosen up, spending more on cars and home appliances and offering hope that domestic demand- and not just exports- will be strong enough to reflate an economy that has been sluggish for many years. Consumption was the main driver behind Japan's second-quarter economic growth, which expanded at an...

  • Appliances made overseas doesn't measure up to our quality: Capital Cooking's Tom Caufield

    Tom Caulfield, Capital Cooking’s executive vice president, discusses his company that makes major kitchen appliances made and sold in America.

  • July 24- The Roomba robotic vacuum has been whizzing across floors for years, but its future may lie more in collecting data than dirt. Smart home lighting, thermostats and security cameras are already on the market, but Colin Angle, chief executive of Roomba maker iRobot Corp, says they are still dumb when it comes to understanding their physical environment.

  • July 24- The Roomba robotic vacuum has been whizzing across floors for years, but its future may lie more in collecting data than dirt. Smart home lighting, thermostats and security cameras are already on the market, but Colin Angle, chief executive of Roomba maker iRobot Corp, says they are still dumb when it comes to understanding their physical environment.

  • Household appliances are offered for sale at Home Depot in Chicago, Illinois.

    Jefferies believes the retail stock sell-off of appliance sellers is "overdone."

  • NEW YORK, July 20- Stocks ended little changed on Wall Street on Thursday as a deal between Sears and Amazon weighed on home improvement retailers while gains in Microsoft helped buoy the Nasdaq. Retailers and appliance makers fell after Sears said it would sell its Kenmore home appliances on Amazon and integrate the brand's smart gadgets with the online...

  • *Sears soars after Amazon deal to sell Kenmore appliances. *Home Depot, Best Buy, Lowe's fall on Sears-Amazon deal. July 20- The S&P and the Dow traded little changed in early afternoon session on Thursday, weighed by a drop in retailers and tepid earnings from some big names, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq edged higher.

  • *Stock set for best day in about 4 months. July 20- Sears Holdings Corp's shares soared as much as 24 percent after the struggling retailer said it would sell its Kenmore home appliances on Amazon.com and integrate the brand's smart gadgets with the online giant's Alexa digital assistant. The deal to sell Alexa-activated devices could provide a modest boost to...

  • *Home Depot fall weighs on Dow, S&P. *Sears soars after Amazon deal to sell Kenmore appliances. July 20- U.S. stocks traded little changed in late morning session on Thursday, struggling to hold on to the record highs on the S&P and the Nasdaq, weighed by a drop in consumer discretionary stocks and disappointing earnings by some big names.

  • July 20- Sears Holdings Corp's shares soared 20 percent after the struggling retailer said it would sell its Kenmore home appliances on Amazon.com and integrate the brand's smart gadgets with the online giant's Alexa digital assistant. The deal will expand the distribution reach of Kenmore products, potentially giving a fillip to the company's sales, which...

  • July 20- Sears Holdings Corp said its Kenmore brand of home appliances would now be available on Amazon.com, sending the struggling retailer's shares up 7 percent in premarket trading on Thursday. The retailer also said it had integrated "smart" appliances from the Kenmore brand, such as connected room air conditioners, with Alexa, Amazon's digital assistant...

  • STOCKHOLM, July 19- Home appliance maker Electrolux reported its best quarterly operating margin in almost seven years boosted by strong progress in its biggest market, North America, sending its shares up 6 percent to a record high. The maker of white goods under brands such as Frigidaire, AEG and Zanussi as well as its own name has been squarely focused on...

  • LONDON, July 19- A slew of upbeat updates from European firms helped regional indexes rise in early deals on Wednesday and recoup some of the previous session's sharp losses. Falls among mining firms weighed on Britain's FTSE 100, which declined 0.1 percent, while mid caps were flat in percentage terms as utility Drax Group dropped 6 percent after reporting a...

  • *Korea Inc says to invest $12.8 billion in U.S. in five years. But Moon, who will be accompanied by more than 50 South Korean business leaders, is also expected to face pressure to address his country's large trade surplus with the United States. Samsung's investment news was followed up by a statement from South Korea's biggest business lobby that 52 companies...

  • *Korea Inc says to invest $12.8 billion in U.S. in five years. But Moon, who will be accompanied by more than 50 South Korean business leaders, is also expected to face pressure to address his country's large trade surplus with the United States. Samsung's investment news was followed up by a statement from South Korea's biggest business lobby that 52 companies...

  • SEOUL, June 28- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has agreed to open a $380 million home appliance manufacturing plant in the United States, in South Carolina, it said on Wednesday. The South Korean firm had launched talks to build a factory in the United States as worries about protectionist policies under U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement on...

  • USA Today tech columnist: Amazon Echo Show is not for everybody right away

    USA Today personal tech columnist Ed Baig speaks with CNBC’s ‘Squawk Alley’ on Amazon’s latest personal assistant device, the video chat-enabled Echo Show.

  • DETROIT, June 20- Whirlpool Corp, the world's largest maker of home appliances, said on Tuesday that Jeff Fettig will step down on Oct. 1 after 13 years as chief executive and will be replaced by the firm's current chief operating officer, Marc Bitzer. "Jeff has done an exceptional job over a long and successful career," said Robert Wetenhall, an analyst at RBC Capital...

  • DETROIT, June 20- Whirlpool Corp, the world's largest maker of home appliances, said on Tuesday that Jeff Fettig will step down as chief executive on Oct. 1 and will be replaced by the firm's chief operating officer, Marc Bitzer.