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Robert Barba

Robert Barba is one of American Banker's community banking reporters. His beat includes covering community banks in the Midwest, but he additionally focuses on M&A activity and monitors bank failures nationwide. Robert has appeared on Fox Business to discuss bank failures and the Treasury Department’s Troubled Asset Relief Program. Prior to American Banker, Robert was a general business reporter at Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers in Stuart, Fla., where he covered everything from biotechnology to the volatile Florida real estate market. He began his career as a business desk intern at The Denver Post and Boulder Daily Camera. Robert is based in Chicago.

Recent Stories From this Author

Small Banks Must Fight Regulatory Overkill: ICBA's Fine
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Former ICBA Chair Blankenship Discusses Rates, Regulation and Oil Prices
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ICBA Plays Down Regulation at 2015 Annual Convention
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Talmer Pays Wilbur Ross $20 Million for Warrants
February 19, 2015 Talmer Bancorp in Troy, Mich., has paid billionaire backer Wilbur Ross $20 million to redeem warrants he has held in the...

Large Banks Quietly Expanding in Big Cities
February 13, 2015 Branch closings draw big headlines, but several large banks are entering new markets — or bulking up in underrepresented...

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