Thrifts earned a record $2.1 billion in the second quarter, up 12% from the first quarter and 24% more than a year earlier, according to a government report released Wednesday.

"It's been a good year," said Ellen Seidman, director of the Office of Thrift Supervision, which prepared the report. She rated the industry's overall health at "more than an eight" on a zero-to-10 scale.

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