Home Depot's quarterly profit, sales rise

Reuters

Nov 19 (Reuters) - Home Depot Inc reported a rise inquarterly profit and sales on Tuesday as the world's largesthome improvement chain continued to benefit from a recovery inthe U.S. housing market.

Net earnings in the third quarter rose to $1.4 billion, or95 cents a share, from $947 million, or 63 cents a share, a yearearlier.

Sales rose 7.4 percent to $19.5 billion.

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