N95 masks help lift 3M sales

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3M Co. reported Q4 earnings of $1.34 billion, or $2.31 per share, down from $1.41 billion ($2.41) in the comparable period of 2020. That was ahead of analyst expectations of $2.02 per share. Net sales saw a 0.3 percent uptick amid high demand for products such as N95 masks, of which 3M is the largest U.S. manufacturer.