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CSX profit slips on weather, pandemic, fuel costs

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (Reuters) - U.S. railroad operator CSX Corp on Tuesday reported lower quarterly profit after frigid polar vortex temperatures, ongoing pandemic disruptions and higher fuel costs weighed on results.

The Jacksonville, Florida-based company, which operates in the eastern United States, had first-quarter net earnings of $706 million, or 93 cents per share, down from $770 million, or $1.00 per share, a year earlier.

Revenue fell 1% to $2.81 billion. (Reporting by Lisa Baertlein in Los Angeles Editing by Chris Reese)

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