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Clorox profit beats as it raises prices

Clorox Co. on Monday reported better-than-expected fiscal first-quarter results, buoyed by price increases and volume growth.

The company stood by its previously issued downbeat outlook for the fiscal year, however, of flat to 1% sales growth in the face of currency headwinds and per-share earnings of $4.68 to $4.83.

The maker of a range of consumer products including liquid bleach, disinfecting wipes and Glad trash bags has seen sales climb in...