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Thursday, October 18, 2007

JPMorganChase Reports Modest Profit

The big banks' reporting of third quarter results continues to reflect this summer's difficulties.  JPMorganChase was able to report a 2.3% increase in earnings, even as it took nearly $2 billion in write-downs and increases to consumer loss reserves that reflect the difficulties in its retail and investment banking units.  JPMorgan Chase's performance is in sharp contrast to Citigroup's dismal 57% drop in earnings for the third quarter.  NYTimes, JPMorgan Chase Posts a Profit, but Takes $2 Billion Write-Down ; WSJ, J.P. Morgan's Time to Grin.

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