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April 27 (Reuters) - Union Pacific Corp, No. 1 U.S. railroad, reported a 9.5 percent rise in quarterly profit, led by higher freight revenue from coal.
The company's net income rose to $1.07 billion, or $1.32 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $979 million, or $1.16 per share, a year earlier.
Total operating revenue rose 6.3 percent to $5.13 billion. (Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)