The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) reported today in its second quarter 2013 risk analysis that national banks and federal savings associations located in the OCC's Central District "continue to report better earnings compared with 2012 as a result of improving credit quality." States covered include Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin, most of Kentucky and Minnesota, and the eastern third of Missouri. The number of problem banks in the Central District "fell to 84 on June 30, 2013, down from 106 at the end of 2012 and 142 at the end of 2011." For more, read the full press release.