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A graphic look at the state of American banking

March 17, 2011 |

Over the past three years, the banking industry has continued to reel from the mortgage meltdown and the recession. Today, there are11 percent fewer banks than at the end of 2007; more than 300 banks have failed since Jan. 1, 2009. Problem loans and foreclosures continue to plague the industry, with troubled assets nearly tripling since the end of 2007. In a sign of slow improvement, troubled assets fell in the fourth quarter of last year, but the number of banks on the FDIC's troubled list continues to grow and is at two-decade high.

Sources: FDIC reports and Investigative Reporting Workshop research

Graphic by Julie Snider for the Investigative Reporting Workshop

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