Wednesday, February 04, 2004
Yahoo! News - Whirlpool Swings to Fourth-Quarter Profit: "The appliance maker said 2004 earnings will top Wall Street forecasts. [they also] said Whirlpool faced a number of risks this year, including rising pension and health-care costs and higher steel prices. [...] Whirlpool and Maytag Corp. face increasing competition from Asian manufacturers, and must continue to cut overhead costs. "