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(From AFX Europe (Focus))
LOS ANGELES (AFX) -
A strong summer movie season, including the hit "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" boosted per share earnings at The Walt Disney Co. 89 percent in the fourth quarter, the company reported Thursday.
The media conglomerate also reported selling nearly a half million films over the Web through the Apple Computer Inc. iTunes store since September and said it was within weeks of announcing new deals with cable operators that would include additional revenue from digital offerings.
Increased ratings at its ABC network and strong performance from its ESPN cable channel also helped increase …