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Earnings roundup: United Technologies, Textron

Among the earnings stories for Wednesday, Oct. 20, from The Associated Press:— United Technologies Corp. credited rebounding aerospace markets and continuing benefits from restructuring Wednesday as it said third-quarter profit jumped 13 percent.— Textron Inc. reported a third-quarter loss of $48...

Among the earnings stories for Wednesday, Oct. 20, from The Associated Press:

— United Technologies Corp. credited rebounding aerospace markets and continuing benefits from restructuring Wednesday as it said third-quarter profit jumped 13 percent.

— Textron Inc. reported a third-quarter loss of $48 million as it booked hefty one-time charges including restructuring costs and expenses associated with its asset liquidation in Canada.

— Staffing company Manpower Inc. said that it returned to a profit in the third quarter as the job market for temporary workers improved in the U.S., Germany, the U.K. and developing countries.

— St. Jude Medical Inc. reported a 25 percent jump in third-quarter profit as it booked fewer charges and saw stronger sales of medical devices. The company also raised its outlook for the fourth quarter and full year above Wall Street expectations.

— Biotechnology company Genzyme Corp. said its profit surged in the third quarter on sales of the key revenue driver Cerezyme, marking a recovery from damaging manufacturing problems last year.

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