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Bankers Agree: 'Too Big to Fail' Has Failed

Maybe if we called it "2B2F," it would have been more popular. But lacking the street cred of a cool nickname, the idea "too big to fail" is beginning to lose popularity in America -- even among some of the country's most famous bankers

FDIC: More Sick Banks but Sector Is Recovering

The FDIC says the number of troubled financial institutions and bank failures are increasing, but the number of loans 90 days or more past-due has declined for the first time in four years. FDIC chair says "This is the best quarterly profit for the banking sector in almost three years."

Banks Face Stiff Headwinds, Time to Take Some Profits

Bank stock have been on a tremendous run over the last few months. But changes in the banking world, from souring commercial real estate loans to higher interest rates, suggest that the sector could come under pressure in the second half of the year.

Henry Paulson's Memoir Is a Cautionary Tale

Henry Paulson's just-published memoir "On the Brink" recalls the financial crisis as it unfolded in the fall of 2008. Far from a gossipy tell-all, it devotes the bulk of its pages to the cautionary tale of how the world's financial system nearly collapsed -- and what he tried to do about it.

Commercial Real Estate Loans Gone Bad Imperil Banks

It's no secret that one of the biggest dangers facing banks today is that loans to builders of office towers, malls and other commercial properties are going sour at a quickening pace. Financial regulators, including Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. chief Sheila Bair, have warned of the risk.

Banks may lend money to FDIC

In a reversal of fortunes, the FDIC may need to turn to healthy banks for money to help bail out the FDIC's insurance fund, which is running out of...

FDIC's toxic asset plan may be dead

The FDIC's plan to help banks rid their balance sheets of toxic mortgage assets was put on life support -- and may now be dead. Many banks have...