Daily business briefing: Energizer divides company

April 30, 2014 

Energizer Holdings has announced plans to split its household products and personal care divisions into two publicly traded companies. The St. Louis Business Journal reports that the separation is planned as a tax-free spin-off to Energizer shareholders and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2015. Read more at http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis. ...

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Panera Bread Co. reported fiscal first-quarter net income decreased by almost 12 percent from a year ago, the St. Louis Business Journal reports. Find out more at http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis. ...

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The U.S. economy grew at a much slower pace during the first three months of the year. Analysts blame the recent harsh winter for taking its toll on business activity. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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According to a private survey by payroll processor, private employers added 220,000 jobs in April, the most since November and up from 209,000 in March. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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