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Interpublic Sees Fourth-Quarter Earnings in Range of Estimates

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, an advertising and marketing services company, issued a brief statement today affirming its full-year 2000 earnings projections that could likely meet analysts' expectations.

The New York-based company said it remains comfortable with 2000 earnings of $1.49 to $1.51 a share, up from $1.29 a share in 1999. Eleven analysts polled by

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are expecting 2000 earnings of $1.51 a share.

Shares of the company closed lower by 25 cents, or 0.6%, to $43.44 in Monday trading on the

New York Stock Exchange

.