Business: Bank Earnings

The year 1924 was a prosperous one for New York bankers. All, in all, the most striking performance in respect to earnings was shown by the First National. Mr. Baker's bank earned $12,241,023—the highest earnings of any New York financial institution—as against $9,794,932 for the National City Bank, $7,342,022 for the Bankers' Trust, $5,514,038 for the Central Union Trust, $5,136,647 for the National Bank of Commerce, $4,954,684 for the Chase National, $4,019,071 for the Equitable Trust and $3,711,366 for the Guaranty Trust. Yet all of the above named institutions have a...

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