Yum buoyed by China as U.S. sales fall

Yum! Brands Inc. saw profits rise in the third quarter, lifted by strong sales in China and other emerging markets.

For the quarter ended Sept. 3, Yum’s net income rose 7 percent to $383 million, or 80 cents per share, compared with $357 million, or 74 cents per share, a year earlier.

Revenue for the quarter increased 14 percent to $3.27 billion, compared with $2.86 billion a year earlier. Top-line figures reflected same-store sales increases of 19 percent in China and 3 p

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