The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency last week reported that national banks enjoyed $4.66 billion in profits in the third quarter of 1992, about $3 billion more than they posted during the third quarter of 1991.

The comptroller's office, which regulates banks with national charters, said national banks earned $13.03 billion in profits during the first three quarters of 1992, almost reaching the $13.61 billion that banks earned during all of the record-setting year of 1988.

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