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Goldman Sachs first-quarter profit rises 5.5 percent

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 (Copyright Reuters 2013)

Goldman Sachs Group Inc reported a 5.5 percent rise in quarterly profit as it earned more from investment banking.

Net income applicable to common shareholders at the top Wall Street bank rose to $2.19 billion, or $4.29 per share, in the first quarter from $2.07 billion, or $3.92 per share, a year earlier.

(Reporting By Lauren Tara LaCapra in New York and Tanya Agrawal in Bangalore; Editing by Supriya Kurane)