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      Examines the company Scholastic Corp., U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter books, and their financial condition. Comments from Richard Robinson, chief executive officer for Scholastic; Amount of marketing support Scholastic is giving the 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'; Estimated revenues of the book and the expected percentage of Scholastic's overall earnings; Impact of tighter state and city budgets, manifested in smaller school budgets, on Scholastic's bottom line; Percentage drop in the sales of children hardcover books in the first four months of 2003; Discussion of the children's book industry, of which Scholastic is the premier publisher.