UPDATE 3-Dow Chemical 3rd-qtr profit jumps on plastics


(Adds general outlook, analyst quote, stock activity) By David Brinkerhoff NEW YORK, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co.'s quarterly profit jumped 30 percent as strong sales of car plastics and construction materials offset record energy costs, the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker said on Thursday. Dow, whose chemicals are used in everything from antifreeze to plastic pipes, said net income increased to $801 million, or 82 cents a share, from $617 million, or 65 cents, a year earlier. ...

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