US Bancorp profit up 40 percent

The Minneapolis bank -- the fifth largest in the country -- reports profits are up significantly for the third quarter this year. The bank has grown its lending business and benefited as fewer borrowers fall behind.
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The Minneapolis bank -- the fifth largest in the country -- reports profits are up significantly for the third quarter this year. The bank has grown its lending business and benefited as fewer borrowers fall behind.

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