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Fifth Third Deal Flashes a Warning Sign for Banking

Fifth Third’s $4.7 billion deal to purchase Chicago’s MB Financial is a sign that large regional banks are feeling pressure to grow and believe the regulatory environment has turned positive for bank mergers and acquisitions.

The Associated Press

Eurozone Says No to Greece Bailout Extension

The Eurozone rejected Greece’s request for one-month bailout extension only a day after the bankrupt country turned down an extension offer from their creditors. “It looks like we are heading for Grexit,” exclaimed one person who participated in the meetings.

The Associated Press

Major US Banks Closing Border Branches to Fight Money Laundering

As more money continues to flow into the pockets of Mexican drug cartels, traffickers need to maintain a solid network of places—often along the southwest border—where they can launder drug money. However, in an attempt to stymie these efforts, several major US banks have been closing numerous branches in the region and shutting down hundreds of customer accounts.

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