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  • P&G to shed up to 100 brands

    P&G to shed up to 100 brands

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:00:41 GMT
    Procter & Gamble Co.'s fiscal fourth-quarter net income climbed 38 percent, bolstered in part by lower expenses.
    Procter & Gamble Co. is dramatically pruning its product lineup to focus on the most popular of its household staples.
  • US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

    US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:53:31 GMT
    U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are shedding the caution that had...
    U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...
  • GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers

    GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:42:40 GMT
    By TOM KRISHER Associated Press Auto Writer As General Motors prepares to report monthly sales results on Friday, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping...
    By TOM KRISHER Associated Press Auto Writer As General Motors tackles a safety crisis, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise during a record...
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