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Story | Aug 14, 2014 | 9:00 PMThe idea that some banks are "too big to fail" became common in 1984 when Continental Illinois was on the brink of failure. The seventh-largest bank in the U.S. at the time, Continental Illinois had $40 billion in assets, but many of those assets were bad loans, and investor fears of its failure led to a run on deposits that the FDIC responded to with an unprecedented bailout. The FDIC and other regulators feared that a complete collapse of the bank could lead to a larger financial crisis, and to avert that crisis, risk investors (bond holders) as well as insured depositors were bailed out.
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Story | Jul 30, 2014 | 1:52 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The financial advice business is changing dramatically in every aspect, from how advisers spend their time, to what they charge, to how they label and promote themselves. The result? Further confusion for consumers who probably...