OK, it's Tuesday before Thanksgiving, and we're all starting to think ahead to a long holiday weekend and then the quick windup to the Christmas/New Year's break. Hate to say it, but 2010 is all but here.
Quick heads-up to those of you who will be in the Boston area this week: The BAI Retail Delivery Conference & Expo starts Tuesday at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. I'll be in attendance on Weds and Thurs, and I'd welcome the opportunity to meet you.
One of the pleasures of my job is that I get to talk to a lot of people. Bankers, regulators, analysts, security professionals. I enjoy the privilege of speaking to a broad range of thought-leaders and tapping into their insights into the challenges and opportunities of the world today.
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So, how many banking institutions have failed in 2009?
If you pay attention to the popular news media, then your answer is 106. And you'd be partially right. That is the number of FDIC-insured banks to have failed this year - the most in any year since about two President Bushes ago.