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  • Benno Dorer, CEO of Clorox.

    Jim Cramer spoke to Benno Dorer, the chairman and CEO of Clorox, about his consumer goods company's various growth areas.

  • TORONTO/ FRANKFURT, Aug 3- The cyber attack that crippled Ukraine businesses and spread worldwide to shut down shipping ports, factories and corporate offices has taken a costly toll on the results of major U.S. and European companies in the latest quarter, with more to come. Six more major international companies, four based in Europe and two in Russia, which...

  • TORONTO/ FRANKFURT, Aug 2- The cyber attack that crippled Ukraine businesses and spread worldwide to shut down shipping ports, factories and businesses has taken a costly toll on the results of major U.S. and European companies in the latest quarter, with more to come. Cadbury chocolate maker Mondelez and freight logistics company FedEx Corp are among five...

  • TORONTO, Aug 2- Costly cyber attacks are having a bigger impact on corporate earnings and are becoming a fact of life for companies as Oreo cookie maker Mondelez, drug maker Merck and others said that a destructive "worm" attack in the last week of the second quarter disrupted operations. Investors should get used to hearing about cyber attacks during earnings...

  • 3M's Scotch brand tape on display for sale at a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois.

    3M on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.58 billion.

  • Nerf Dog Tennis Ball Blaster

    Hasbro reported higher-than-expected quarterly sales and profit, helped by strong demand for its Transformers and Nerf toys in the U.S.

  • *FTSE 100 gains 0.6 pct. LONDON, July 19- British shares climbed on Wednesday, helped by a buoyant consumer goods sector after Reckitt Benckiser sold its food business, while housebuilders added to gains. The FTSE 100 gained 0.6 percent, with household goods boosting the index, while miners were a weak spot.

  • *FTSE 100 edges up 0.1 pct. LONDON, July 19- British shares edged up on Wednesday, helped by a buoyant consumer goods sector after Reckitt Benckiser sold its food business to a U.S. company, while disappointing earnings reports sent mid-caps lower. The FTSE 100 gained 0.1 percent, with household goods and food sectors boosting the index while miners weighed.

  • Stressed couple reviewing documents

    Most people consider themselves middle class, yet live paycheck to paycheck. Even a six-figure income is not enough.

  • handshake merger and acquisitions

    Church & Dwight on Monday announced plans to acquire Waterpik for about $1 billion in cash.

  • Nelson Peltz

    Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management seeks a seat on the board of Procter & Gamble.

  • July 17- Signet Jewelers Ltd, owner of the Kay and Jared brands, said on Monday it named Virginia Drosos chief executive officer, succeeding 35- year company veteran Mark Light who will retire due to health reasons. "...possesses a strong financial background, having managed multibillion dollar P&Ls through phases of high growth, while delivering cost reductions...

  • *AB Foods jumps as results impress. LONDON, July 6- Britain's top share index fell on Thursday as Reckitt Benckiser helped lead rate-sensitive consumer stocks lower, though a results-driven jump in AB Foods and gains among banks offered some support. Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed down 0.4 percent at 7,337.28 points among health and consumer...

  • LONDON/ MILAN, July 6- European shares fell on Thursday to their lowest in 11 weeks after minutes from the ECB'S latest meeting showed the central bank had left the door open to scrapping its bond-buying pledge. Euro zone blue chips also hit an 11- week low, while Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.8 percent. But in fact they did, "said AFS analyst Arne Petimezas in Amsterdam.

  • *AB Foods jumps as results impress. LONDON, July 6- Attention focused on earnings on Thursday, with a 5 percent rise in AB Foods leading a steady FTSE 100 index which was supported by the retail and housebuilding sectors. AB Foods rose after reporting a better outlook thanks to an improved performance from budget clothing chain Primark, with Marks& Spencer...

  • Signals that central bankers are becoming more hawkish sent bond yields rising, which weighed on defensive, dividend-paying sectors including Europe's personal and household goods sector, health care and food and beverages, which were all down 2 percent or more. "The fact is that rising rates put at risk the global carry trade and fuel volatility," said Giuseppe...

  • *Hedge fund takes $3.5 bln stake, pushes for change. LONDON/ NEW YORK, June 26- U.S. activist shareholder Third Point LLC has targeted Nestle by taking a $3.5 billion stake in the food maker and urging Europe's most valuable company to boost returns as demand for its products weakens. Third Point's 40 million shares- or 1.3 percent of the total- make it Nestle's...

  • *Hedge fund takes $3.5 bln stake, pushes for change. LONDON/ NEW YORK, June 26- U.S. activist shareholder Third Point LLC has targeted Nestle by taking a $3.5 billion stake in the food maker and urging Europe's most valuable company to boost returns as demand for its products weakens. Third Point's 40 million shares-- or 1.3 percent of the total-- make it Nestle's...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, June 26- U.S. activist shareholder Third Point has targeted Nestle by taking a $3.5 billion stake in the food maker and urging Europe's most valuable company to boost returns as demand for its products weakens. Nestle shares jumped as much as 4.8 percent on Monday, touching a record high after Third Point disclosed its position late on Sunday in a...

  • Britax B-Agile/B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 Elite Travel Systems Recall

    Britax Child Safety is recalling over 207,000 rear-facing infant car seats because part of a clip can break and cause a choking hazard.