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H1N1 Flu Gives Clorox Co.'s Profits A Real Shot In The Arm

The H1N1 (swine) flu's been good for one household name.

Clorox says its profits shot up 23% in the company's fiscal first quarter, which ended Sept. 30. Helping drive sales, according to the company:

Increased shipments of disinfecting products to meet demand associated with the H1N1 flu pandemic, reflected in all-time record shipments of Clorox disinfecting wipes to retail and institutional customers.

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