FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2009 file photo, signs on a US Bank branch in Omaha, Neb. are shown. U.S. Bancorp said its fourth-quarter profit jumped 64 percent as it wrote off fewer bad loans. The bank ... more 
FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2009 file photo, signs on a US Bank branch in Omaha, Neb. are shown. U.S. Bancorp said its fourth-quarter profit jumped 64 percent as it wrote off fewer bad loans. The bank said Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011,new lending of $65.6 billion was at its highest level since before the financial panic that began in late 2008. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Nati Harnik, File
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 2:37 PM EST