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Medifast, Inc. profit climbed 67 percent in the third quarter to $5.8 million behind continued growth in its Take Shape for Life weight loss plans.The weight-loss company earned 39 cents per share in the three months ended Sept. 30, up from 23 cents earnings per share in third-quarter 2009. PNC Financial Services Group's earnings exceeded $1 billion in the third quarter, more than double the bank's profit a year ago. Greater Baltimore's third-largest holder of area deposits reported it earned $1.09 billion, or $2.07 a share, in the quarter ended Sept. 3. That was up from earnings of $467 million, or $1 a share, for the third quarter of 2009.Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America. named two local partners from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP Lawyer of the Year in the Baltimore region. Paul M. Nussbaum has been named the 2011 Baltimore Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Lawyer of the Year, and Robert M. Wright has been named the 2011 Baltimore Construction Lawyer of the Year. Nussbaum chairs the firm’s Debtor/Creditor Rights and Bankruptcy Department. Wright is Senior Counsel with the firm.