By Ben Eisen
Wells Fargo & Co. said Wednesday that its third-quarter profit fell 56%.
The San Francisco-based lender said it made $2.04 billion in the third quarter, down from a profit of $4.61 billion a year earlier. Per-share earnings were 42 cents. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected 44 cents.
Still, the results were an improvement from the second quarter, when the bank lost $2.38 billion as it set aside money for potential bad loans.
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