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AstraZeneca Stocks Slips As Q3 Crestor Sales, Earnings Disappoint

AstraZeneca Plc (AZN) shares extended declines Thursday in London after the company said sales of its blockbuster Crestor drug fell sharply in the face of generic competition.

Britain's second-biggest drugsmaker reported earnings per share of $0.80, up 32% from the same period last year and ahead of analysts' forecasts of $0.74 per share. But sales of Crestor, its key cholesterol blockbuster drug, fell 44% from the same quarter last...