MasterCard posted a third-quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates as U.S. consumer spending increased.

Net income climbed 7.7% to $772 million, or $6.17 a share, from $717 million, or $5.63, a year earlier, the Purchase, N.Y.-based company said Wednesday in a statement. The average estimate of 35 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg was $5.92.

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