First Niagara Financial Group Inc. in Lockport, N.Y., said Friday that its second-quarter profit slipped 10% from a year earlier, to $20.8 million.

Interest income jumped 20%, to $79.9 million, but the gain was offset by a $3.3 million special assessment levied by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and a $1.4 million expense related to the acquisition of 57 former National City branches in Pennsylvania from PNC Financial Services Group Inc.

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