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Halliburton 4Q tops Wall Street expectations

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HOUSTON (AP) — Halliburton's net income for the fourth quarter fell 26 percent because of a decline in North America, where drilling activity slowed and the company has been forced to charge lower prices for its services. Still, the results beat Wall Street expectations and shares rose 5 percent. The world's second-largest oilfield services company earned $669 million, or 72 cents per...