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News Summary: Nordstrom's 3Q profit up 15 pct.

(AP) - NAKING MORE: The upscale department store chain earned $146 million, or 71 cents per share for the three-month period ended Oct. 27. That compares with $127 million, or 59 cents per share, A year ago. Revenue rose 14 percent to $2.81 billion.

PROFITING LESS: Nordstrom's gross profit declined in the quarter as Nordstrom spent more on enhancing its loyalty fashion rewards program for customers.

BETTER DAYS? Nordstrom, based in Seattle, narrowed its full-year profit outlook to a range of $3.45 to $3.50 per share. That's up from its guidance of $3.40 to $3.50 issued in August.

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