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  • In the Eastern U.S., Alpha's costs were $70.84 a ton, compared with $60.38 a ton in the year-earlier period for Alpha's operations.

    Alpha Natural Resources Posts Loss

  • In the second quarter, it posted a loss of $94.5 million, compared with a year-earlier loss of $92.4 million.

    Fortress Earnings Disappoint

  • Its gross-profit margin slipped 180 basis points to 19.1% from 20.9% in the year-earlier period.

    CVS Profit at High End of Expectations

  • For the year-earlier second quarter, Alpha had earnings $38.8 million, or 32 cents a share.

    Alpha Natural Resources Posts Loss

  • A year later, the roles were reversed in the two schools and the researchers compared each group's data against the year-earlier results.

    Schooling Kids to Wash Hands Cuts Sick Days

  • Mortgage delinquencies, while still down from their year-earlier levels, have now edged up in two consecutive quarters after hitting a plateau last year, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

    Home-Loan Delinquencies Rise Again

  • Forty governors have recommended spending more in the 2012 fiscal year, which starts in July, than in the year-earlier period.

    States See Uptick in Revenue, Costs

  • Total imports of iron ore by China rose to 177.3 million tons in the quarter, up 10% from the year-earlier period.

    Vale More Than Quadruples Net Profit

  • Kraft Foods Inc.'s profit declined as a large gain in the year-earlier quarter skewed results, but revenue rose and margins improved as the world's second-largest packaged food company raised prices and cut costs enough to offset most commodity inflation.

    At Kraft, Prices Blunt Costs

  • Cipla's earnings in the year-earlier period included 950 million rupees from the sale of its emergency contraceptive brand, i-pill, to Piramal Healthcare Ltd. Excluding the one-time gain, pre-tax profit was little changed at 2.51 billion rupees compared with 2.53 billion rupees.

    Cipla Net Profit Falls 22%

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