As Net Rises, Est?e Lauder Cos. Outlines Overseas Growth Plan

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Overview

The Est?e Lauder Cos. Inc. is flexing its muscle abroad. The beauty firm reported a 99 percent surge in fourth-quarter profits, outlined plans to strengthen its international business in an attempt to buffer the company from softness in the U.S.

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