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Stockwatch: Clouds Of Controversy Darken Earnings Season

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. was centre-stage last week, initially getting the second week of third-quarter earnings under way by reporting what the analysts from Jefferies suggested at the time was a 'solid' set of results. Those from JP Morgan described Valeant's beating of consensus estimates of sales and earnings as 'modest'. Unfortunately, that was not where the story ended.

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