Should You Be Worried About Bank Failures?

Even after the third-largest failure in history, most consumers will not be affected.

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What size banks are regulators most concerned about?

In congressional testimony earlier this year, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke noted that while certain smaller banks—especially those concentrated in real estate lending—could go under, the nation's banking giants face less danger.

Corrected on : Updated on 7/15/2008.