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Wal-Mart tests delivering groceries straight to fridge

Sept 22 Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Friday it was testing a service in the Silicon Valley to deliver groceries straight to customers' refrigerators as it looks to gain an edge over Amazon.com.

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P&G shareholders should vote Peltz to board, Glass Lewis says

Sept 22 Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis & Co LLC is recommending that Procter & Gamble shareholders vote Trian Fund Management LP's Nelson Peltz to the consumer goods company's board, Trian said on Friday.

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Carrefour's new boss names management team

PARIS, Sept 22 Carrefour's new boss on Friday named his leadership team, putting the man credited with reviving the retailer's Spanish operations in charge of turning around its business in France, its biggest market.

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UK factory orders grow at weakest rate since April - CBI

LONDON, Sept 22 British factory orders grew in September at their weakest rate since April, and output growth over the past three months has also slowed, a monthly survey from the Confederation of British Industry showed on Friday. The CBI's factory order book balance slipped this month to +7 from +13 in August, below expectations in a Reuters poll for the reading to remain unchanged. The CBI said the weakening was largely driven by the food and drink sector. Britain's econom

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UPDATE 2-Bettencourt death stirs speculation about L'Oreal ownership

* L'Oreal shares outperform, Nestle also up (Adds Nestle statement, further analyst comments)

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