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AutoNation's profit falls 9.5 pct in third quarter

Nov 2 (Reuters) - America's largest automotive retailer AutoNation Inc reported a 9.5 percent fall in quarterly profit on Thursday, hurt in part by the impact of Hurricane Irma.

Its net income from continuing operations fell to $97.6 million or $1.00 per share in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $107.8 million or $1.05 per share, a year earlier. (Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar)