WASHINGTON -- The commercial banking industry has busted yet another annual earnings record - after just the first three quarters.

Hauling in $11.5 billion in the third quarter, 11,081 banks have already earned $32.6 billion this year, surpassing last year's total of $32.1 billion.

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