UPDATE 2-Lear quarterly earnings rise nearly 15 percent


(Recasts first paragraph, adds analyst's remarks, details) CHICAGO, April 26 (Reuters) - Auto parts supplier Lear Corp. on Wednesday said quarterly earnings rose nearly 15 percent as strength in its seating business offset a wider operating loss in its plastic interiors unit. Net income rose to $17.9 million, or 26 cents per share, in the first quarter, from $15.6 million, or 23 cents per share, a year earlier. Sales rose 9.2 percent to $4.68 billion. "They showed some solid revenue ...

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