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P&G fiscal 2Q earnings drop, hurt by exchange rates

...second-quarter earnings sank 31 percent as the strong U.S. dollar cut into the performance of the world's largest consumer products maker.The Cincinnati company, which sells products ranging from Tide detergent to Crest toothpaste, said Tuesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-27/pg-fiscal-2q-earnings-drop
Business news

...economy was growing at a moderate pace in December and early January, helped by gains in sales of autos and other consumer products, but a big drop in oil prices was starting to have an impact in Texas and other energy regions, the Federal Reserve...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-14/business-news
Officials urge fireworks safety during New Year's celebrations

...cautious enough around fireworks heading into today's New Year's Eve celebrations.A 2014 report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on fireworks-related injuries showed an estimated 11,400 of them were treated at emergency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-30/officials-urge-fireworks-saf
Hundreds of kids poisoned by detergent pods, study says

...parents. But a survey the group released last week suggests many consumers still don't know about the risks.The Consumer Product Safety Commission says children should not be allowed to handle the packets and advises parents to store them out...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-10/hundreds-kids-poisoned-det
US trade deficit expands in September

...abroad.Exports fell 1.5 percent to $195.6 billion, led by declines in shipments of industrial supplies, consumer products and capital goods such as engines and computers.September imports held steady at $238.6 billion for the second...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-04/us-trade-deficit-expands-s
Berkshire buying Duracell from P&G in $3 billion deal

...doesn't consider it one of its top-performing consumer products companies."It's a declining business, which...has been a significant P&G shareholder since the consumer products firm acquired Gillette in 2005.Cincinnati-based...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-13/berkshire-buying-duracell-
Procter & Gamble taking out its batteries

...Procter & Gamble plans to remove its batteries and make Duracell a stand-alone company.The world's largest consumer products maker, which acquired Duracell in 2005, has been trimming its product lineup to focus on its top performers. After...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-24/procter-gamble-taking-out-
P&G selling rest of pet care business to Spectrum

...its core businesses. Its brands include Tide detergent and Pampers diapers.Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. is a consumer products company whose pet group brands include Tetra, Furminator and Dingo.In April, Cincinnati-based P&G said that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-23/pg-selling-rest-pet-care-b
Procter & Gamble to focus on top performers, shed up to 100 brands

...NEW YORK - Procter & Gamble, the world's largest consumer products maker, said Friday that it will jettison more than...to Mars Inc. Now it's focusing on culling its consumer products, which has mushroomed over the years to include...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-01/procter-gamble-focus-top-p
Business news

...Procter & Gamble plans to remove its batteries and make Duracell a stand-alone company.The world's largest consumer products maker, which acquired Duracell in 2005, has been trimming its product lineup to focus on its top performers. After...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-24/business-news