Whirlpool Corp. enjoyed healthy profits in 2019's fourth quarter, exceeding Wall Street expectations.

BENTON HARBOR — Whirlpool Corp. finished 2019 on a high note, beating Wall Street expectations with prominent fourth-quarter results.

The Benton Harbor appliance maker released its fourth-quarter net earnings Monday, which revealed net earnings of $288 million, or $4.52 per diluted share, compared to the $170 million reported for the 2018 fourth quarter.

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