NEW YORK — Increased promotional spending helped boost Sara Lee Corp.’s intimates and underwear business in the second quarter.

With comparisons helped along by heavy restructuring costs last year, the division’s operating profits rose 273.2 percent during the quarter to $209 million from $56 million a year ago. Excluding restructuring and the effects of strengthening of foreign currencies, operating income advanced 21.5 percent to $192 million from $158 million.

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