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Goldman finalized deal to sell metal unit to Swiss company: Source

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Goldman Sachs has sold its embattled metal-storage unit to a Swiss company, a source familiar with the situation told CNBC.

A Geneva investment company, Reuben Brothers, has bought the unit, the source said.

Business practices at the Goldman metal unit, Metro, have been controversial, the source said. A senate panel accused Metro of manipulative practices in November.

--Reporting by CNBC's Kate Kelly.