Banks’ yields improve by 6.6%

Quarterly gains best in six years

Posted: December 5, 2012 at 3:53 a.m.

U.S. banks earned more from July through September than in any other quarter over the past six years.

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6.3% home-price rise best since ’06

A Realtor’s sign marks a house under contract in Glen., Ill., in October.

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