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Homebuilder PulteGroup's quarterly profit drops 72 pct

Jan 30 (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilder PulteGroup Inc reported a 72 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit on Tuesday, hurt by a tax charge of $181 million due to changes in the U.S. tax law.

The company's net income fell to $77.4 million, or 26 cents per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31, from $273.2 million, or 83 cents per share, a year earlier.

Revenue rose 12.1 percent to $2.79 billion. (Reporting by Arunima Banerjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)