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Major East Bay Corporations Go To Bat For New Oakland Ballpark

Putting their money where their rooting interest is, some major East Bay companies say they’ll support building a new stadium to keep the A’s from leaving Oakland. In fact, they’re even willing to buy the team to keep its current owners from moving it to San Jose.



Oakland’s Clorox Settles Consumer Protection Lawsuit

The Clorox Company has agreed to pay nearly $200,000 to settle a lawsuit that alleged that it shortchanged consumers by only filling specialty bleach bottles to 80 percent of their capacity.



Clorox Quarterly Profit Sinks; Beats Earnings Estimates

Clorox Co.’s net income plummeted nearly 40 percent in the fiscal first quarter, largely because last year’s period included the benefit of selling a unit.


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Oakland Police Department Upgrades Patrol Car, Motorcycle Laptops

Severe budget cuts have led the Oakland Police Department to solicit outside donations to pay for new touch screen computers that have been replacing older laptops in its patrol vehicles.



Clorox Says No To Icahn’s $10.2B Buyout Bid

Clorox Co. is turning down billionaire investor Carl Icahn’s offer to buy the company, saying the price of $76.50 per share is too low.

CBS San Francisco–07/18/2011


Icahn Makes $10.2 Billion Offer To Take Clorox Private

Activist investor Carl Icahn is offering to take Oakland-based Clorox Co. private in a deal that values the consumer products maker at about $10.2 billion.

CBS San Francisco–07/15/2011


Clorox 3Q Net Falls As It Deals With Higher Costs

Clorox Co.’s third-quarter net income fell more than 8 percent as it wrestled with higher costs and a fall-off in some of its well-known brands.

CBS San Francisco–05/03/2011


Billionaire Carl Icahn Buys Big Stake In Oakland’s Clorox

Shares of consumer products company Clorox Corp. jumped Friday after billionaire investor Carl Icahn disclosed a 9.08 percent stake in the company.

CBS San Francisco–02/11/2011


Clorox Profit Tumbles; Outlook Slashed

Consumer products company Clorox Co. says its fiscal second-quarter earnings slid 81 percent on a charge to write down the value of its Burt’s Bees business and it cut its full-year earnings outlook.

CBS San Francisco–02/04/2011


Clorox Revenue Slips, Outlook Cut, Shares Fall

Clorox Corp., maker of Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing, cleaning products and Kingsford charcoal, said its first-quarter net income jumped 37.6 percent on a gain from the sale of its auto-care business. But revenue slipped because shoppers are still shying away from purchases.

CBS San Francisco–11/02/2010



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