NEWS ROUNDUP

Newell Posts Record Sales, Neto. here has reported record sales and earnings for the second quarter ended June 30. Sales were $801.9 million, up from $735.1 million in 1996. Net income rose to $77.8 million, or 49 cents per share, up from $67.7 million, or 43 cents per share, a year ago. The company attributed the increase in sales to its recently acquired Rolodex, Kirsch and Rubbermaid Office Products

Newell Posts Record Sales, Net

o. here has reported record sales and earnings for the second quarter ended June 30. Sales were $801.9 million, up from $735.1 million in 1996. Net income rose to $77.8 million, or 49 cents per share, up from $67.7 million, or 43 cents per share, a year ago. The company attributed the increase in sales to its recently acquired Rolodex, Kirsch and Rubbermaid Office Products businesses and to strong back-to-school shipments. Newell, a manufacturer of

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