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Colgate 1Q net rises 61 percent but margins fall

Consumer-goods giant Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s net income soared 61 percent in the first quarter, the company reported Thursday. But under that buoyant figure, Colgate is feeling the squeeze of higher costs for fuel and other raw materials.Full story

Shoppers should get ready to pay more at register

Households reeling from gasoline near $4 also face bigger bills for everything from changing their babies' diapers to wiping their noses to treating themselves to ice cream. Full story

Earnings Preview: Colgate-Palmolive Co.

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Colgate-Palmolive Co., maker of Palmolive dishwashing soap, Ajax cleaner and Colgate toothpaste, reports first-quarter results before the markets open Thursday. Full story

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