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  • Procter & Gamble Co. posted first quarter earnings of $2 billion, compared with earnings of $1.76 billion in the year-ago period.

    Sales increased 13 percent to $13.7 billion from $12.2 billion.


  • Unilever reported third quarter profits that were the equivalent of $1.7 billion (US), up two percent from the same period a year ago. Sales for the quarter were down four percent to $13.5 billion (US).


  • Drugstore.com Inc. posted a third-quarter loss of $6.4 million, up from a $6 million loss a year ago. Sales, however, were up 41 percent to $84.3 million from $59.8 million a year ago.

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