The Week Ahead: Shampoo and streaming — how consumers are spending money with inflation

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Miami Herald

Harry and Meghan, Head and Shoulders. Olay and Enola Holmes. Bounty and Bullet Train. Two companies in the homes of millions of Americans and people across the globe can be decent gauges for the spending resiliency of consumers, and the ability of firms navigating higher costs themselves. Three months ago, household goods giant Procter and Gamble reported stronger than expected sales and profits, although it reduced its outlook some due to the strong U.S. dollar pinching overseas sales. The dollar has weakened considerably since last fall, which should bolster P&G’s profits. And about half of …

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