First Data Corp. last week reported a slightly bigger-than-expected fourth-quarter loss, mainly due to one-time restructuring charges after its blockbuster merger with First Financial Corp.

Officials at Hackensack, N.J.-based financial system outsourcer said the company had a net quarterly loss of $389.7 million, or minus $1.75 per share. Fourth-quarter results were affected by a $645.7 million pretax charge related to merger and integration costs associated with First Financial deal.

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