Consumer products giant

Procter & Gamble

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is close to a deal to buy



Bristol-Myers Squibb

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for $4.95 billion, according to

The Wall Street Journal


The newspaper reported Sunday evening in its online edition that an announcement could come as early as Monday. It also said P&G beat out Japan's


, which at one point was the frontrunner.

Clairol has the Herbal Essences brand of hair-care products.