Insurance brokerage Aon PLC said Friday that its net income rose 26 percent in the third quarter as revenue improved at its risk and its human resources businesses.

Revenue for the risk solutions unit climbed 2 percent on growth in commissions and fees. At the HR solutions division, revenue edged up 1 percent on an increase in commissions and fees due to acquisitions, excluding divestitures.

The London company earned $256 million, or 82 cents per share, for the three months ended Sept. 30. That's up from $204 million, or 62 cents per share, in the prior-year period.

Earnings from continuing operations were 82 cents per share. Stripping out certain items, earnings from continuing operations were $1.13 per share.

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