UPDATE 1-Cummins 3rd-qtr profit up on Mideast rebuilding

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(Adds details on 2006 forecast and segment sales) CHICAGO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Cummins Inc. , a diesel engine maker, said on Tuesday third-quarter earnings rose 18 percent, as the effort to rebuild Iraq's infrastructure, which was shattered by the war and insurgency, powered strong sales of its power generation and distribution products. Sales at its key diesel engine unit rose 10 percent during the quarter, reflecting the rush by North American truckers to update their fleets ahead of ...

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