Yahoo! earnings story updated with quote from Carol BartzNEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Yahoo! ( YHOO) said Tuesday its third-quarter earnings rose, despite flat sales. Yahoo! posted earnings of 29 cents a share, which included some gains related to the selling of companies like HotJobs. Without the boost, EPS came in at 17 cents, which was above the Wall Street consensus estimates calling for 15 cents. In the year-ago period, Yahoo! reported an EPS of 13 cents a share.