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Blockbuster, 'Titanic'sNEW YORK -- Third-quarter earnings at Viacom here were up sharply, partially because of strong sales of Paramount Home Video's "Titanic" and a turnaround at Blockbuster Entertainment, the company has reported. Although net profit dropped to $138 million, or 34 cents a share, because of the sale of radio stations a year ago, this number exceeded analysts' expectations of 32 cents

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NEW YORK -- Third-quarter earnings at Viacom here were up sharply, partially because of strong sales of Paramount Home Video's "Titanic" and a turnaround at Blockbuster Entertainment, the company has reported. Although net profit dropped to $138 million, or 34 cents a share, because of the sale of radio stations a year ago, this number exceeded analysts' expectations of 32 cents a share. Earnings, exclusive of the year-ago increase, increased to

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