- Fifth Third Bancorp reports first-quarter earnings per share of $45 cents.
- Analysts were expecting EPS of 36 cents.
- Mortgage banking net revenue doubles to $204 million.
- Commercial and industrial loans grow 5% sequentially.
The rate of government spending growth is clearly slowing.
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