October 6, 1999 |
* A unit of the Council of Better Business Bureaus said Clorox Co. could not support such advertising claims as "Shines longer. Protects better," for its Armor All car wax, and said the company should refrain from making comparative claims until it tests Armor All against a reformulated product from Turtle Wax Inc. Clorox agreed to take the criticisms into account in future advertising.
May 24, 2013 |
In the war against pests, the lowly cockroach makes for a fearsome adversary. It can go weeks without water, survive decapitation for a time - and, like any proper super-villain, can send humans screaming from a room. Now researchers have discovered how some roaches have eluded humans' once-infallible traps: They have evolved so that glucose-sweetened bait tastes bitter. The discovery, published in Friday's edition of the journal Science, solves a 20-year mystery and sheds light on the cockroach's powerful ability to adapt.
August 2, 2008 |
Clorox Co. said it would raise prices on more than half of its portfolio -- including Glad trash bags, its namesake bleach and Brita water filters -- in the next year to offset higher commodity costs. The Oakland company said fiscal fourth-quarter earnings fell 3.7%, weighed down by restructuring costs. It also lowered its 2009 forecast, citing rising costs.
May 7, 2004 |
Clorox Co. said fiscal third-quarter earnings rose 15% as it sold more liquid cleaners and newer products such as Glad Press 'n Seal food wrap. Net income increased to $126 million, or 59 cents a share, from $110 million, or 50 cents, a year earlier, the Oakland-based company said. Sales rose 6.6% to $1.09 billion, the biggest quarterly gain in almost five years. Shares of Clorox fell 42 cents to $51.90 on the New York Stock Exchange.
May 9, 2003 |
Clorox Co., the largest U.S. household-bleach maker, said third-quarter profit more than doubled after costs fell. Net income in the period ended March 31 rose to $110 million, or 50 cents a share, from $46 million, or 20 cents, a year earlier. Sales fell less than 1% to $1.02 billion, the first decline in almost two years, the company said. Clorox, based in Oakland, reiterated that earnings would rise about 10% this quarter and at least that much next year.
August 3, 2006 |
Clorox Co., maker of bleach and other household products, posted a lower fiscal fourth-quarter profit, hurt by a charge related to stock options dating as far back as 1996. Net income at the Oakland company fell to $142 million, or 92 cents a share, in the quarter ended June 30 compared with $156 million, or $1, a year earlier. Sales rose 5% to $1.32 billion, slightly exceeding forecasts. Clorox recorded a charge of $16 million, or 11 cents a share, after a review of stock option practices.