U.S. Bancorp (USB +1%) and Comerica (CMA +5.2%) each posted Q1 earnings gains of more than 25%...

|About: U.S. Bancorp (USB)|By:, SA News Editor

U.S. Bancorp (USB +1%) and Comerica (CMA +5.2%) each posted Q1 earnings gains of more than 25% (I, II), thanks to increased lending and lower credit costs and loan-loss provisions, offering a bullish take on the economy and reinforcing the notion that smaller, regional banks are recovering more strongly from the financial crisis than the giants.