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Doubting Dodd-Frank
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June 13, 2012

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Doubting Dodd-Frank 

By Bill Poquette, Editor-in-Chief, BankNews 

The revelation of a trading loss of more than $2 billion and possibly as much as $3 billion at JPMorgan Chase Bank by its vaunted chairman and CEO, Jamie Dimon, arrived as a sort of exclamation point for the rising chorus of critics who would break up the nation's largest banks or curtail their proprietary trading. Read more>>  

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BankNews is accepting entries in the 2012 Green Leaf Awards, recognizing banks across the country helping their communities and the environment. Entries are divided into asset size, giving every bank an opportunity to be recognized. To enter or for more information, click here.
Video: Eco-Friendly Banking-Serving Evanston and Skokie, Illinois
First Bank First Bank & Trust has opened a new location in the Evanston/Skokie, Ill., community. The new eco-friendly branch has been designed with geothermal heating, a living roof and other green design features. First Bank & Trust has also chosen to pursue USGBC LEED Gold Certification for this project. This commitment to the environment is a natural extension of First Bank & Trust's mission to put community first. Click here to view video>>
Economy Continues to Expand at Moderate Pace
Reports from the 12 Federal Reserve Districts suggest overall economic activity expanded at a moderate pace during the reporting period from early April to late May. Activity in the New York, Cleveland, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas and San Francisco Districts was characterized as growing at a moderate pace, while the Richmond, St. Louis, and Minneapolis Districts noted modest growth. Boston reported steady growth, and the Philadelphia District indicated that the pace of expansion had slowed slightly since the previous Beige Book. Read more>>
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The BankNews RDC Marketplace is designed to help you save time and money by leveraging the power of the Network and connecting you with leading-industry solutions providers. If your bank or credit union is considering remote deposit capture, leverage the power of our network for free. Read more>>.
Bank Economists See Moderate Growth for U.S. Economy, But With Risks
The U.S. economy will continue to grow at a moderate pace, with ongoing downside risks from Europe and the looming "fiscal cliff," according to the Economic Advisory Committee of the American Bankers Association. Read more>>
FDIC Publication Focuses on Community Banks and the Supervisory Process
"The Risk Management Examination and Your Community Bank," which appears in the FDIC's Summer 2012 issue of Supervisory Insights, emphasizes the importance of open communication between community bankers and their regulators. As part of a series of initiatives to ensure community bankers understand the FDIC's supervisory approach and explore the challenges and opportunities facing this sector of the banking industry, the article provides an overview of the safety-and-soundness examination process and suggests ways to enhance communication between bankers and supervisors. Read more>>
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