Financial Corp. last week posted a 14% gain in third-quarter earnings, to $118 million.

The parent of World Savings said earnings per share for the quarter were up 21% from a year earlier, to $2.14. For the first nine months of 1999, they were up 15%, to $6.42. Loan originations rose 65% in the quarter, to $3.6 billion, and 49% in the nine months, to $8.5 billion.

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