Powered by revenue growth, major banks continued to report strong second-quarter earnings, despite posting higher loan-loss provisions.

At NationsBank Corp., earnings were up 30%, to $605 million. The Charlotte, N.C., company's chief financial officer, James H. Hance Jr., cited strong contributions from deposit charges, investment banking, mortgage servicing, and trading income. The jump in fees helped overcome the drags of higher credit losses and investment spending.

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