Industrials editor Brendan Byrnes discusses his takeaways from 3M's earnings report. The conglomerate met expectations, as margin expansion countered declining revenue. 3M's 23% operating margin is one of the best in the industry, an impressive feat with its diversified base. While it has faced some short-term currency headwinds, Brendan still likes this company in the long run.
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