Fifth Third Bancorp, KeyCorp and Comerica Inc. may not have closed the book on losses stemming from the financial crisis, but they certainly appear to have begun a new chapter.

All three regional banking companies delivered better-than-expected fourth-quarter results, based largely on an improving credit picture that validated and, in many respects, outshone the encouraging trends emerging this earnings season among their larger rivals.

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