The nation's largest regional bank, US Bancorp , reports earnings on Jan. 16. In the following video, Motley Fool contributing writer John Maxfield discusses the four things that investors should watch for when it does so.

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The article US Bancorp Earnings: 4 Things to Watch For originally appeared on Fool.com.

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