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Shares of Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR) were down about 1% in premarket hours on news that the company has slashed its 2014 profit forecast and lowered its expectations for 2015. The global home-appliance maker said it expects per-share profits to register this year at $8 to $8.20. This is down from previous per-share forecasts of $9.40 to $9.90. The company has struggled to win business in troubled European economies.