Speaking of banks (was: OT - As promised, Debit card fees)

Anyone else notice that Drudge doesn't post the weekly "X banks closed by FDIC" anymore?
You know what I mean. Friday is bank closing day in the USA.
Every friday, in the late afternoon, a convoy of black SUV's with tinted glass rolls up to all the banks that that the FDIC is going to shut down. A swarm of men in suits with briefcases and dark sunglasses get out of the SUV's and enter the banks. The last one through the door flips the "Open" sign around and locks the doors.
It usually doesn't make the news until saturday or sunday, and Drudge would post the story on Sunday or Monday.
So let's see what got shutdown today:
(does google news search for FDIC bank closure)
Ah, this looks like a good link:
-------------- Texas Bank Is Closed; U.S. 2011 Failures at 74 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204226204576603463528047384.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
Texas regulators closed First International Bank of Plano, bringing the nationwide tally of bank failures to 74 for the year.
The average size of banks that fail has shrunk significantly since the financial crisis, but the pace of failures has picked up slightly recently. Some 26 banks failed in the third quarter, the same as in the first, but the number had dropped to 22 in the second quarter. --------------
I think there was about 130 banks closed last year in the USA, and dozens more in the previous few years.
Number of banks closed in Canada in the past few years: Zero.

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