PROFIT UP: Halliburton Co.'s third-quarter net income rose 17 percent to $706 million, or 79 cents per share. Excluding restructuring costs, it would've earned 83 cents per share, a penny better than analysts had predicted.
REVENUE DISAPPOINTING: Revenue grew 5 percent to $7.47 billion, but that was a bit below analysts' forecast of $7.50 billion, and the shares fell 3.5 percent.
SLUGGISH AT HOME: Most of Halliburton's revenue comes from helping producers drill for oil and gas in North America, where rig activity has been mostly flat. The company says there's an oversupply of pressure-pumping services, driving down prices.
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