WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. banking industry’s third-quarter earnings were the highest for any quarter since 2006 as revenue growth picked up and banks set aside less money to guard against losses, according to data released on Tuesday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The FDIC quarterly report showed the industry earned $ 37.6 billion in the third quarter – up $ 2.3 billion, or 6.6 percent, from a year earlier. That was the industry’s highest quarterly total since the third quarter of 2006, the FDIC said. …
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