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Profits Slip

8:12 AM MDT | July 20, 2012 | —Arnold Pearlman

0perating earnings of U.S. corporations fell 0.3% in the first quarter of 2012—the first drop since the recovery in earnings that began in early 2009. Profits have more than doubled since then, and the earnings share of GDP has advanced from 6.9% to a...


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