Commercial banks, heading for the sixth straight year of record earnings, made $14.8 billion in the third quarter, the government reported. The healthy economy "is a gift that keeps on giving," said acting FDIC Chairman Andrew C. Hove Jr. But the quarterly rise from a year earlier was less than 1%. Page 2

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