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Whirlpool in high demand

Consumer spending drives strong quarter

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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 6:00 am

BENTON HARBOR - Whirlpool Corp.'s third-quarter net earnings more than doubled over the same period last year, driven in part by increased consumer demand for its products.

On Tuesday, the world's biggest home appliance maker reported net earnings of $196 million or $2.42 per share, compared to $74 million or 94 cents per share a year ago. The company also boosted its full-year earnings forecast.

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