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Millipore quarterly earnings fall; revenue rises almost 14%

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Millipore Corp.(MIL)after the closing bell on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $1.02 million, or 2 cents a share, compared with $24.8 million, or 49 cents a share, during the same period a year ago. Pro forma earnings were 62 cents a share for the quarter. Revenue at the Billerica, Mass.-based bioscience company rose by 13.7% to $256.3 million from $225.4 million. Analysts surveyed by Thomson First Call had forecast fourth-quarter revenue of $251 million.