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Earnings

October 17, 1986

Lower oil prices and the sale of assets pushed up Dow Chemical's third-quarter profit 56% above the corresponding period last year, despite a 3% decline in sales. The Midland, Mich., company said the latest results include a gain before taxes of $54 million from the sale of assets in the quarter, including shares in Rorer Group that Dow had bought as an investment.

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