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Freeport-McMoRan swings to quarterly profit on higher copper prices

    April 22 (Reuters) - Freeport-McMoRan         on Thursday
reported a first-quarter profit, compared with a year-ago loss,
as the world's largest publicly traded copper producer benefited
from higher prices for the red metal from improving global
economic recovery prospects.
    The company posted a net income attributable of $718
million, or 48 cents per share, for the three months ended March
31, compared with a loss of $491 million, or 34 cents per share,
a year earlier.
    
    

 (Reporting by Arundhati Sarkar in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj
Kalluvila)
  
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