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FDIC closes Bloomington's First Commercial Bank

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. seized Bloomington-based First Commercial Bank, making it the fourth federally insured institution in Minnesota to fail this year. So far in 2012, 41 banks have failed nationwide. A Kentucky-based bank and trust company will assume First Commercial's deposits and purchase essentially all of the failed bank's assets
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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. seized Bloomington-based First Commercial Bank, making it the fourth federally insured institution in Minnesota to fail this year. So far in 2012, 41 banks have failed nationwide. A Kentucky-based bank and trust company will assume First Commercial's deposits and purchase essentially all of the failed bank's assets

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