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  • Hershey Foods Corp. reported that its fourth quarter earnings rose 17.5 percent to $170.3 million, compared to $144.9 million in the same period a year earlier. Net sales rose to $1.27 billion, or 7.6 percent, from $1.18 billion during the same period last year.

  • For all of 2004, Hershey earned $590.9 million, compared with $457.6 million in 2003. Revenue was $4.43 billion versus $4.17 billion a year ago.
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