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Dole Food

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reported a third-quarter loss of $7.4 million, or 13 cents a share, as the period was hurt by the impact of the weak euro and continued high fuel prices.

Excluding special items, Dole's third-quarter loss was $1.3 million, or 2 cents a share, compared with a loss of $1.9 million, or 3 cents a share, a year earlier. Last month, Dole said it expected a third-quarter loss from continuing operations of 2 cents to 8 cents a share. Two analysts polled by

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expected the company to lose 9 cents a share for the period.

Including items, the fruit and vegetable producer lost $8 million, or 14 cents a share, last year.

Revenue for the quarter rose to $1.44 billion from $1.41 billion last year.