Some large issuers posted continuing signs of improvement in credit card performance in monthly reports for July.

The data could boost confidence that relief from a surge in deteriorating loans will outlast tax refunds and other transitory factors that helped during the spring. But while the pace of job losses has eased recently, analysts cautioned that credit trends could again turn for the worse amid weak employment conditions.

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