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Alcoa posts third-quarter loss on low metal price

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Aluminum producer Alcoa Increported a third-quarter net loss as the price of the metalslumped and demand remained weak.

The net loss was $143 million, or 13 cents per share,compared with a profit of $172 million, or 15 cents per share,in the same quarter last year, the Pittsburgh-based company saidon Tuesday.

(Reporting By Steve James; Editing by Bernard Orr)

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