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  • *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.

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    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.

  • LONDON, June 22- A network of dummy online stores offering household goods has been used as a front for internet gambling payments, a Reuters examination has found. The seven sites, operated out of Europe, purport to sell items including fabric, DVD cases, maps, gift wrap, mechanical tape, pin badges and flags. In fact, they are fake outlets, part of a multinational system...

  • BEIJING, June 22- JD.com Inc, China's No.2 e-commerce firm, said it would invest $397 million in fashion retailer Farfetch UK Ltd to expand its luxury offerings, amid fierce competition with Alibaba Group for China's high-end retail market. JD will become a major shareholder in the UK firm following the transaction and its CEO Richard Liu will join Farfetch's...

  • LAGOS, June 6- Nigerian stocks slipped for the first time in two weeks after some investors decided to book profits from a rally that had pushed the market index to a 23- month high. The index dropped 1.16 percent to 32,200 points as Dangote Cement and First Bank shed some of their gains made in the last week. Shares in Dangote Cement, which account for a third of the...

  • *Free trade zone a showpiece of China's "Belt and Road" plan. HORGOS, China/ KHORGOS, Kazakhstan, June 5- On the border of China and Kazakhstan, an international free trade zone has become a showpiece of Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature "Belt and Road" Initiative to boost global trade and commerce by improving infrastructure and connectivity.

  • *Free trade zone a showpiece of China's "Belt and Road" plan. HORGOS, China/ KHORGOS, Kazakhstan, June 5- On the border of China and Kazakhstan, an international free trade zone has become a showpiece of Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature "Belt and Road" Initiative to boost global trade and commerce by improving infrastructure and connectivity.

  • President Donald Trump arrives at the ancient Greek Theater during the Summit of the Heads of State and of Government of the G7, the group of most industrialized economies, plus the European Union, on May 26, 2017 in Taormina, Sicily.

    Confusion surrounding the policies of President Donald Trump's administration means U.S. companies no longer know the rules of the game, a former CEO of toymaker Hasbro said.

  • Cramer Remix: Aliens — yes, aliens — are the reason Macy’s is getting crushed

    Jim Cramer reveals the other-worldly culprit that sunk Macy’s stock on Thursday.