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Motorola Rises Most in Six Months as Profit Climbs

Motorola Inc., the U.S. mobile-phone maker, climbed the most in six months after third-quarter earnings topped analysts’ estimates and revenue increased for the first time in almost four years.

Profit, excluding some costs, was 16 cents a share, the company said today, beating the average analyst’s estimate of 11 cents based upon a Bloomberg survey. Revenue rose to $5.8 billion from 5.4 billion, compared with the $5.66 billion estimate, the first year-over-year revenue increase since the fourth quarter of 2006.