(Reuters) – General Mills Inc (GIS.N) reported a quarterly profit above Wall Street estimates on Wednesday as the maker of Cheerios cereal raised prices and eked out higher margins from cost savings.

FILE PHOTO: General Mills cereals rest on a shelf inside of a grocery store in New York, U.S., March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Several consumer goods companies, emboldened by a strong U.S. economy, have raised prices this year to make up for rising commodities

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