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

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.

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  • Joe Eifrid
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    Oh, man...Bernanke is going to get arrested!
    17 Apr 2012, 09:51 AM Reply Like
  • montanamark
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    " launch a scheme" ha, that his his speciality; only reason energy prices are high is evil speculation, right? just like the only reason we have deficit problems is that evil rich people aren't paying their "fair" share; whatta a joke. always someone to blame
    17 Apr 2012, 09:53 AM Reply Like
  • wapiti
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    Yep! You got that right! Always somebody else's fault. ZERO interest rates encourage 2 things!


    Spending and speculation! No reason to save!
    17 Apr 2012, 09:54 AM Reply Like
  • DianeLee
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    Since the "Buffet Rule" has worn out its welcome, the new Talking Point will be...of course...blaming Wall Street and its Evil Manipulators, spending more money on regulators (another new task force) and penalties, making lotsa speeches. Nothing new here. He's even showcasing Holder, who sees attacking capital and States rights, and defending minorities as his chief responsibilities. Election year Blame Game again.
    17 Apr 2012, 10:06 AM Reply Like
  • Hobski
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    It's great that the Obama administration is espousing the insightful economic analysis of great South American leaders such as Kirchner and Chavez. They never waver in their support of economic illiteracy.
    17 Apr 2012, 10:26 AM Reply Like
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