CARTHAGE, MO — Diversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt on April 16 reported first quarter earnings per diluted share of $0.25, according to PRNewswire. In the first quarter of 2007, earnings per share were $0.41, including $0.09 per share from discontinued operations and other items. The year-over-year reduction in continuing operations’ earnings is primarily due to soft demand in residential-related markets, the company says. Read more.

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