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Kelly King, BB&T’s chairman and chief executive, said during his company’s quarterly conference call that he supported the effort — led by JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon — to do away with quarterly earnings projections.

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Some big banks are venturing further down the risk spectrum after a long period of unusually strong credit performance.

Regional banks like BB&T, Huntington Bancshares and Citizens Financial are growing through acquisition and targeted business-line initiatives, but they are having to contain spending simultaneously.

The bank is using software "robots" — 30 of them, according to its CEO — to cut costs and shift workers to more fulfilling work.

Panic around energy lending has subsided somewhat as oil prices have climbed and banks have reduced their overall exposure. But expect more trouble ahead if prices level off.

North Carolina's second-biggest community bank agreed to sell itself at a rich premium, signaling that the state has become an attractive market for acquirers. Adding an out-of-state bank could also create opportunities for *locals* to poach business.

The three custody banks had been projected to post weak second-quarter results because of a lull in foreign exchange trading. Then Brexit happened, and everything changed.

The investment banking firm's GS Bank unit has added a large number of consumer deposits since spring, but its success hasn't been cheap.

Millennium Bank is said to have been the target of an enforcement action related to its work with the pot industry. The episode shows why many banks remain reluctant to serve the fast-growing cannabis industry.

H. Rodgin Cohen has just about seen it all over his decades of work advising bankers. The well-known lawyer looks at existing issues for banks while reflecting on past mergers that paid off for their participants.

Even absent a rate hike, executives believe that the banking giant can still improve profits by hitting this expense target.

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