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Earnings roundup: J.C. Penney, D.R. Horton

Among the earnings stories for Friday, Nov. 12, from the Associated Press:

— J.C. Penney Co. said its earnings nearly doubled in the third quarter, as the department store retailer said it got strong reception to new exclusive brands such as Liz Claiborne and MNG by Mango.

— D.R. Horton Inc. said its loss narrowed in its fiscal fourth quarter as the homebuilder took fewer writedowns on the value of its properties.