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Cost cutting helps lift Energizer 2Q profit 9 pct

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Battery maker Energizer said Wednesday that its fiscal second-quarter net income rose 9 percent, as cost cutting helped offset nearly flat revenue. Energizer and other disposable battery makers are facing a decline in demand with more reusable, cost-effective products on the market. Company CEO Ward Klein said personal care sales were hurt by tough competition, while...