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Earnings roundup: Dillard's, Wendy's/Arby's Group

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

— Dillard's Inc. said its third-quarter profit surged 80 percent, benefiting from improved margins, reduced expenses and lower inventory.

— The operator of Wendy's and Arby's restaurants lost money in its third quarter, pressured by higher ingredient costs and weak performances at both restaurant chains.

— Shares in STR Holdings Inc., which makes solar panels and also provides quality assurance testing to other manufacturers, fell sharply after the company said that the personnel and infrastructure costs required to support the company's growth and operation had risen.

— Winner Medical Group Inc. said its fiscal fourth quarter net income climbed 7 percent, as strong sales in North and South America boosted performance while European orders slowed due to the debt crisis.

— Shares of DynaVox Inc. fell a day after the provider of software for people with speech and learning disabilities reported a loss during the fiscal 2011 first quarter on lower sales and higher costs.