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Google gives investors a jolt

Disappointing results released early by mistake

SAN FRANCISCO — Google shocked investors Thursday when it mistakenly filed its earnings report with the Securities and Exchange Commission several hours earlier than planned, reporting disappointing third-quarter profits.

Google stock dropped sharply after the report, down more than 9 percent, or $68 a share, before Nasdaq halted trading in its shares in the early afternoon. Shares resumed trading late in the day and were off 8.3 percent.

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