US banks report stronger profits and more lending - Article Photos 1/1

This, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, photo, shows the Bank of America Stadium prior to an NFL preseason football game. U.S. banks earned more from July through September than in any other quarter over the past six years. The increase is further evidence that the industry is strengthening four years after the 2008 financial crisis. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)