NEW YORK - Dean Witter, Discover & Co. reported that its credit services earnings, which include those of the Discover card, rose 6% in the first quarter, to $132 million.

The company said it had record quarters in both its major businesses, credit services and securities. Total earnings were also up 6%, to $221.1 million, on $1.37 billion of revenue, and per-share income rose 7%, to $1.31.

"Our strong revenue growth in credit services continues, and the next steps in our Novus multicard strategy will lead to further revenue growth over the long term," said Philip J. Purcell, chairman and chief executive officer.

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