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P&G wants to spin off Duracell

(AP) Procter & Gamble plans to 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 it finishes jettisoning more than ...

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Fewer women viewing NFL

(Bloomberg) Some women are starting to tune out the NFL as it deals with the fallout from its mishandling of domestic-abuse incidents involving players. Early evidence shows that there has been a dropoff in TV viewership of games by women, ...

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Aberdeen-based unit heading to Liberia

(AP) An Aberdeen-based U.S. military mobile laboratory designed to assess and combat biological and chemical threats is preparing for its first deployment to Liberia, where a team of soldiers and scientists will test for Ebola. The 1st Area Medical Laboratory ...

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2U named to growth list

2U Inc., of Landover, a provider of cloud-based software for nonprofit colleges and universities, is one of 12 companies named to the World Economic Forum’s 2014 list of North American Global Growth Companies. Companies were chosen based on four criteria, ...

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Choice Hotels profit increases slightly

Choice Hotels International, a Rockville-based company that franchises more than 6,300 hotels worldwide, reported a 1.7 percent increase in profit for the quarter. Choice’s net income for 2014’s third quarter was $39.4 million, or 67 cents per diluted share, compared ...

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BGE awards $300K to environmental groups

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Friday announced that it is providing more than $300,000 in grants to more than 40 local nonprofit environmental organizations as part of the BGE Green Grants program. The Green Grants range from $500 to $10,000 ...

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