Earnings at Associated Banc-Corp (ASBC) fell slightly in the second quarter as growth in commercial lending failed to offset a sharp decline in income from mortgage banking.

The Green Bay, Wis., company said late Thursday that it earned $44 million in the quarter that ended June 30, down 3.2% from the same period in 2013. Earnings per share of 28 cents were unchanged from the year-earlier period and were in line with consensus analysts' estimates.

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