Startup energy brings Disney's BB-8 droid toy to life

...startups has already taken up residence at the Disney space in Glendale, across the street from its interactive and consumer products division. On a recent visit, the startups' CEOs introduced themselves and their projects as Mayer walked around...

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...

Tylenol poisonings should make us feel better about buying groceries in supermarket

...which made it a federal offense to tamper with consumer products. Before that decade was out, the Food and Drug Administration issued guidelines for making consumer products resistant to tampering.The authorities never figured...

Coty buying 43 cosmetic brands from Procter & Gamble's inventory of labels

...Professional, Natural Instincts and Nice & Easy.Reports circulated last month that Coty might buy several brands from consumer products maker P&G.Coty sells fragrances, cosmetics and skin and body care products under brand names including Calvin...

Flag questions persist

...made him do it?Because for those of you wondering why I ask that question, I would inform you that Warner Bros. Consumer Products no longer is licensing models of the General Lee, that Confederate-flag-adorned orange Dodge from the Dukes...

Some jobs at Wal-Mart will get pay raises

...was from $10.30 to $20.09. Meanwhile, those managers of less-complicated departments like clothing, and consumer products like paper towels and luggage, will earn from $10.90 to $20.71 per hour. Previously, they earned from...

Procter & Gamble hit by strong dollar in third quarter

...Procter & Gamble Co. will offset the stronger dollar over time through higher prices and by lowering costs.The consumer products maker is also continuing with plans announced in August to shed many of its brands. Moeller said Thursday that Procter...

New Disney toys combine high-tech gadgets, old-school play

...or tablet screen, said Kareem Daniel, senior vice president of strategy and business development for Disney's consumer products division."The way that kids are playing is evolving," he said. "We wanted to make active physical play more...

Giant is poised to grow

Global consumer products giant Kimberly-Clark Corp. has built a $13 billion business...1924. The company's transformation from a paper company to a consumer products heavyweight started in the late 1960s with the development of disposable...

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Each year, 33.1 million people are injured by consumer products in the home. To keep Americans informed of dangers, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has identified the top five hidden...