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Altria beats 2Q profit forecasts

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Altria Group (MO) on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $1.65 billion. The Richmond, Virginia-based company said it had net income of 84 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were 81 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks...