Japanese manufacturers’ gloom eases slightly in December

Sentiment among Japanese manufacturers and service-sector firms in December improved to its least pessimistic since February, as businesses eyed a slow and bumpy recovery from COVID-19 disruptions. Both sectors expect conditions to stay negative into next spring, with respondents’ negative comments about business outnumbering positive ones, which tracks the Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) closely watched […]

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Duracell, Energizer end lawsuits over battery life claims

The makers of Energizer and Duracell batteries have ended two lawsuits accusing each other of advertising false claims to consumers about battery life. According to filings on Friday in Manhattan federal court, Energizer Holdings Inc and Duracell, the battery unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc, agreed to voluntarily dismiss competing lawsuits filed there. Energizer […]

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