Illustrating the perils of a seller's market, Fourth Financial Corp. said its acquisition of Great Southern Bancorp -- its largest planned deal -- collapsed in a dispute over the final price.

The announcement Wednesday is a setback for Wichita-based Fourth, which planned to use the $534 million-asset Springfield, Mo.-based thrift as a beachhead to expand into a third state.

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