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    Principal Financial Group said on Monday that earnings tumbled nearly 45 percent in the second quarter, hurt by capital losses tied to impaired fixed-income investments.

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  • Principal Financial Group, one of the largest U.S. providers of retirement and life and health insurance, said on Monday that operating earnings rose nearly 23 percent in the third quarter, exceeding analysts' estimates, as assets under management surged.

  • Excluding items, Principal Financial reported earnings of 87 cents a share. A consensus analysts' estimate from Thomson Financial put the company's earnings at 93 cents a share.