The Talbots, Inc (NYSE: TLB) announced results for the second quarter ended July 29, 2000 last week. Net income was $14.6m compared to $3.8m last year. Earnings per diluted share for the quarter were $0.46, an increase of 283 per cent over the $0.12 in the same period last year. Total Company net sales rose 17 per cent to $356.