Earnings season is beginning, and PNC Financial (NYSE:PNC) is due to report next week. Unfortunately, investors have already gotten wind that some bad news is on the way. In this video, Motley Fool financial analyst Matt Koppenheffer discusses nearly half a billion dollars worth of charges to PNC's profit this quarter from various sources, and just how bad news that will turn out to be. 


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