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Chase Manhattan


posted third-quarter earnings Wednesday that fell far short of Wall Street's expectations, as the tumbling


pressured results at its venture-capital arm.

Merger partner

J.P. Morgan

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, meanwhile, beat estimates handily.

Chase Manhattan reported third-quarter earnings of 68 cents a share, significantly less than last year's 92 cents a share, and well off the

First Call/Thomson Financial

estimate of 93 cents a share. The company cited lower income in

Chase Capital Partners

as a major reason for the slump.

J.P. Morgan reported third-quarter earnings of $2.77 a share, better than the $2.63 analyst estimate and 25% better than last year's $2.22 a share.