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Dell Uses its Muscle to Beat Side-Effects of Taiwan Quake
Dell Computer Corp. chairman Michael Dell said Thursday the company's financial performance should not be affected by September's earthquake in Taiwan.

earthquake  be affected by an earthquake that knocked out industrial production in Taiwan last month. He said Taiwanese computer parts plants damaged in the September 21 temblor quickly resumed production and Dell, the world's second largest personal computer seller, had used its market muscle to assure a steady stream of computer chips. In terms of Q3 (third quarter) specifically, I think we're going to do okay...all of the things we've seen so far seem to be addressable through supplier leverage, Dell said at a

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