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April 7, 2013 12:00 AM

It’s a whole new era when it comes to bank purchases

Who would want to buy a bank these days? The margins are awful, the regulatory cost and hassle of operating keep rising, Ben Bernanke seems determined to drive interest rates (and revenue received on loans) to zero, not that people show much inclination to borrow anyway, and everyone blames you for triggering the recession, even if you were nowhere near the scene of the crime.

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