Global professional services firm Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc., which has an operations center in Urbandale, reported third-quarter net income of $253 million, or 45 cents per share, compared with $241 million, or 44 cents per share, in the prior year. Adjusted operating income increased 15 percent, "reflecting excellent margin expansion in both of our operating segments," the company said in a release. Consolidated revenue in the third quarter of 2013 was $2.9 billion, an increase of 3 percent on a reported basis, or 4 percent on an underlying basis, compared with the third quarter of 2012. Underlying revenue measures the change in revenue using consistent currency exchange rates, excluding the impact of certain items such as acquisitions, dispositions and transfers among businesses.