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An encounter at a hearing on Capitol Hill left her feeling like "Alice in Crazyland," Warren wrote.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren's new book details the Massachusetts lawmaker's dramatic rise from humble Oklahoma roots to bookish Harvard law professor to liberal juggernaut, and includes some behind-the-scenes insights to the formation of the CFPB and its agenda.

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Management is in the process of putting together a new capital plan designed to reduce the Salt Lake City company's risk profile while empowering lenders to do their jobs.  more »
Community banks need a steady flow of prospects. A partnership with a successful retail concept virtually guarantees constant customer traffic.  more »
The Buffalo, N.Y., bank's chief operating officer and chief financial officer discuss how M&T is spending tens of millions of dollars toward upgrading compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act and high-tech retail services. Its deal to buy Hudson City hangs in the balance.  read more »
A powerful group of shareholders is amplifying attacks on housing finance reform legislation as they await resolution of a major legal battle, attempting to slow momentum on the bill before it likely passes the Senate Banking Committee.  read more »
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11 Noteworthy Uses of Biometrics in Payments
Biometric technology could eliminate the need to carry a payment card or even a smartphone by allowing users to authorize payments with a fingerprint, handprint, face or retina scan. But the technology has had a rocky past, and each new product comes with new quirks.  read more »
The Portland, Ore., company aquired Sterling Financial last week. Though it created a $22 billion-asset regional player in the Pacific Northwest, CEO Ray Davis says the bank can keep its identify as a community bank.  read more »
"Suburban flight" is taking on an entirely new meaning, as young and old adopt an urban lifestyle. What do these dramatic demographic shifts mean for banks?  read more »
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