Post-It maker 3M October sales rose 3% to $2.9 billion

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Post-it maker and diversified industrial company 3M Co. said Friday sales rose 3% in October to $2.9 billion. In the company’s health care division, sales rose 12%, while consumer sales rose 7%, safety and industrial sales were up 4% and transportation and electronics sales fell 4%. Geographically, sales rose 3% in Asia Pacific and were up 2% in EMEA and the Americas. Shares rose 0.4% premarket, but are down 5.3% in the year to date, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 1.9% and the S&P 500 has gained 9.5%.
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